Prevalence Of Obesity And Overweight Among Housewives In Rural Areas Of Ohafia, Abia State

CHIDINMA JULIET | 106 pages (21104 words) | Projects
Human Nutrition and Dietetics | Co Authors: UWAUMAH

ABSTRACT

This study assessed the prevalence of overweight and obesity among housewives in rural areas of Ohafia L.G.A Abia State. Multistage Sampling technique was used to select 226 housewives from 5 communities in the LGA. Data collection was by use of a structured question on socioeconomic characteristics, while physical activity pattern was determined with a modified WHO questionnaire, anthropometric measurements of weight, height, triceps, hip circumference and waist circumference were taken using standard procedures. Energy intake was assessed for l 0% of the subjects using 24 hour recall. Data were analyzed using frequencies, percentages, means (SD), Chi-square test with SPSS Version 20.0. This study revealed that some of the housewives (42%) were within the age of 36-50 years, majority 77% were married, 47.8% completed their secondary education, 35% source their income from sale of farm produce, while 59.7% had income less than N18, 000. Most of them (41.6%) had been married for 11 to 15 years. More than half of them (56.6%) do not skip meals. The prevalence of overweight and obesity shows that 62.4% were normal, while 25.2% and 7.1% were overweight and obese, respectively. Mean energy intake of the housewives shows that carbohydrate was 432.25g, protein (138.87g) and fat (71.68g). Foods mostly consumed by the housewives in a daily basis include root and tuber (48.1%), meat and fish (63.0%) and beverages for 49.1% of the respondents. Among the risk factors for obesity and overweight, an association was observed between BMI and waist circumference (x=46.206; p=0.000), WHR (x=9.319; p=0.025) and triceps (x=50.390; p=0.000) and meal skipping (x=16.667; p=0.011). Therefore the key to maintaining a healthy body weight is sensible eating based on sound nutrition and an active lifestyle .

 

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APA

CHIDINMA, J (2022). Prevalence Of Obesity And Overweight Among Housewives In Rural Areas Of Ohafia, Abia State. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Feb 07, 2023, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/prevalence-of-obesity-and-overweight-among-housewives-in-rural-areas-of-ohafia-abia-state-7-2

MLA 8th

JULIET, CHIDINMA. "Prevalence Of Obesity And Overweight Among Housewives In Rural Areas Of Ohafia, Abia State" Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 03 Nov. 2022, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/prevalence-of-obesity-and-overweight-among-housewives-in-rural-areas-of-ohafia-abia-state-7-2. Accessed 07 Feb. 2023.

MLA7

JULIET, CHIDINMA. "Prevalence Of Obesity And Overweight Among Housewives In Rural Areas Of Ohafia, Abia State". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 03 Nov. 2022. Web. 07 Feb. 2023. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/prevalence-of-obesity-and-overweight-among-housewives-in-rural-areas-of-ohafia-abia-state-7-2 >.

Chicago

JULIET, CHIDINMA. "Prevalence Of Obesity And Overweight Among Housewives In Rural Areas Of Ohafia, Abia State" Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2022). Accessed 07 Feb. 2023. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/prevalence-of-obesity-and-overweight-among-housewives-in-rural-areas-of-ohafia-abia-state-7-2

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