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Tabatabaei M, Dorosti AR, Keshavarz SA. Family related obesity risk factors in Iranian primary school children. Payesh. 2005; 4 (1) :19-27
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Objective(s): To determine familial risk factors for obesity in primary school children in Ahwaz.
Methods: 150 obese students aged 10-11 y and 150 non-obese pupils of the same age and genders were selected. Parental BMI was calculated from self-reported weight and height.
Results: Parental obesity; Family history of obesity and family size was significantly different between obese and non-obese students. Parents’ age, their occupation and education, maternal age at pregnancy and economic status did not differ significantly between obese and non-obese pupils.
Conclusion: Parental obesity, familial history of obesity and family size were associated with obesity in Ahwaz primary school children.
Keywords: BMI, Obesity, Student, Family
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2018/11/28 | Published: 2005/01/15

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