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Mirzaei M, Sharifnia G, Khazaei Z, Sadeghi E, Fallahzadeh H, Namayandeh S M. Prevalence of general obesity and central adiposity and its related factors in adult population of Yazd . JSSU. 2017; 25 (9) :736-747
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Introduction: Obesity as one of the most important public health problems is growing worldwide and it is associated with many non-communicable diseases. The aim of this study was investigating the prevalence of general obesity and central obesity and their related factors.
Methods: The data of this research were extracted from a population health survey of Yazd province, Iran (YaHS), which was conducted on 9911 adults aged 20-70 years in 2014-2015. Body Mass Index
(BMI) < 18.5 was considered underweight, in the range of 18.5 -24.9 healthy, from 25 to 29.9 overweight, and ≥30 was interpreted as obese. Central obesity was defined as the waist circumference (WC) of ≥ 102 cm for men and ≥ 88 cm for women as well as waist to hip ratio (WHO) ≥ 0.90 for men and ≥0.85 for women. Chi-square and one-way ANOVA tests were used for univariate analysis.
Results:  The prevalence of underweight, overweight, and obesity in both genders were 3.7 % (4.0% in men and 3.4% in women), 37.7% (39.9% in men and 35.6% in women), and 27 % (19.3% in men and 34.7% in women), respectively. The prevalence of abdominal obesity based on WC and WHR were 44.8 (23.9% in males and 65.4% in females) and 69.8% (69.4% in males and 70.2% in females), respectively. Gender (female), old age, being married for both genders, and low education in women were associated with an increase in both types of obesity.
Conclusion: Overweight and obesity have affected more than half of the population (64%) and abdominal obesity has high prevalence in Yazd
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2017/07/27 | Accepted: 2017/10/14 | Published: 2018/01/9

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