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Prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives: A regional cross-section study

Muhammad Faizan, Muhammad Umair Shaikh, Malik Sheraz, Muhammad Waqas, Umair Ahmed, Muhammad Riaz Baig Chughtai.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives of Karachi, Pakistan.
Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, housewives attending different hospitals, fulfilling inclusion criteria for the study received a Questionnaire adopted from a previous study done in Iran. Questionnaire was filled with trained assistants and had questions regarding demographic information in addition to the questions relevant to Physical and physiological status.
Results: Out of 250 housewives, BMI of 4.8% was in the category of underweight, 31.6% participants were normal, 30.4% were overweight and 33.2% were obese.
Conclusion: Prevalence of obesity and overweight was found to be high. It can be reduced by encouraging awareness about the factors associated with obesity and overweight as well as help us to prevent them at the primordial level.

Key words: Obesity, overweight, body mass index


 
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Faizan M, Shaikh MU, Sheraz M, Waqas M, Ahmed U, Chughtai MRB. Prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives: A regional cross-section study.


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Faizan M, Shaikh MU, Sheraz M, Waqas M, Ahmed U, Chughtai MRB. Prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives: A regional cross-section study. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=9542 [Access: January 13, 2021].


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Faizan M, Shaikh MU, Sheraz M, Waqas M, Ahmed U, Chughtai MRB. Prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives: A regional cross-section study.



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Faizan M, Shaikh MU, Sheraz M, Waqas M, Ahmed U, Chughtai MRB. Prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives: A regional cross-section study.



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Faizan, M., Shaikh, . M. U., Sheraz, . M., Waqas, . M., Ahmed, . U. & Chughtai, . M. R. B. (2021) Prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives: A regional cross-section study.



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Faizan, Muhammad, Muhammad Umair Shaikh, Malik Sheraz, Muhammad Waqas, Umair Ahmed, and Muhammad Riaz Baig Chughtai. 2021. Prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives: A regional cross-section study.



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Faizan, Muhammad, Muhammad Umair Shaikh, Malik Sheraz, Muhammad Waqas, Umair Ahmed, and Muhammad Riaz Baig Chughtai. "Prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives: A regional cross-section study."



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Faizan, Muhammad, Muhammad Umair Shaikh, Malik Sheraz, Muhammad Waqas, Umair Ahmed, and Muhammad Riaz Baig Chughtai. "Prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives: A regional cross-section study."



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Faizan, M., Shaikh, . M. U., Sheraz, . M., Waqas, . M., Ahmed, . U. & Chughtai, . M. R. B. (2021) Prevalence of obesity and overweight among housewives: A regional cross-section study.








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