Ten-year secular trend of overweight and obesity in school children in south-eastern Poland

Artur Mazur 1, Katarzyna Klimek 2, Grzegorz Telega 3, Rafał Filip 4, Ewa Małecka-Tendera 5
1 - Medical Faculty, University of Rzeszow, Poland
2 - Institute of Statistics, Department of Instrumental Analysis, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
3 - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
4 - Department of Clinical Endoscopy, Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland
5 - Department of Paediatrics, Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med
2014; 21 (3):
ICID: 1120616
Article type: Original article
 
 
Objective. To examine the trend in prevalence of overweight and obesity in schoolchildren from south-eastern Poland over a 10-year period.
Materials and Method. A cross-sectional study was conducted in randomly selected primary schools. In total, 4,248 children (2,182 boys and 2,066 girls), mean age 10.5±2.4 years, were examined in 1998, and 2,412 children (1,184 boys and 1,228 girls), mean age 10.5±2.3 years in 2008. In each school the entire population was studied.
Results. In 2008, the prevalence of overweight in girls was 13.3% and obesity 7.7%, compared to 12.0% and 10.1% in 1998. The decrease in obesity prevalence was statistically significant. In boys, the prevalence of overweight in 2008 was 14.2% and obesity 6.4%, compared to 10.5% and 6.8% in 1998. The increase in overweight prevalence among boys was statistically significant.
Conclusions. A trend toward stabilization of the prevalence of overweight and obesity was noted in school children from south-eastern Poland between 1998–2008. The declining prevalence of obesity in girls and increased prevalence of overweight in boys demonstrates that in this age group of children the secular trend is gender dependent.
DOI: 10.5604/12321966.1120616
PMID 25292143 - click here to show this article in PubMed
  FULL TEXT STATS

Recommend this article to:

Name:
E-mail:
From:
Language:


Related articles in IndexCopernicus™
     Risk Factors [15950 related records]
     Prevalence [5622 related records]
     children [3329 related records]
     Obesity [1444 related records]
     Risk Factors [15950 related records]



 

Related articles

P Yousuff, P Gupta,
Clinicopathological study of endometrium in cases ...
Introduction: A number of studies on clinical evaluation of post menopausal bleeding have been conducted worldwide but there are a few reports from India so this study was intended to present a hospital based survey to investigate the clinical signif...
ABSTRACT
V Krotova ,
 Factors of cardiovascular risk and cognitive...
According to the survey of 68 patients with arterial hypertension stage II, 1-2 degrees, controlled on the background of antihypertensive therapy, cardiovascular risk, severity of cognitive impairment were analyzed. Instrumental examination of ambula...
ABSTRACT
B Iwanczak, A Reich,
 Neurologic appearence of Behçet disease in ...
 Behçet disease is a multiorgan inflammatory vessel disorder of unknown etiology which only occasionally occurs in children. Here, we demonstrate a 14-year-old boy with Behçet disease diagnosed based on recurrent aphthous stomatitis, acneif...
ABSTRACT