TENDENCY OF OBESITY IN MALE POPULATION OF DISTRICT CHARSADDA

Authors

  • MUHAMMAD AMJAD
  • MUHAMMAD ISHTIAQ
  • ZIA UR REHMAN
  • MUHAMMAD NAEEM
  • IMRANULLAH
  • BUSHRA IFTIKHAR

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52206/jsmc.2014.4.1.409-412

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Obesity has become a global issue. As more and more countries embrace indoor
lifestyles and western eating habits, the number of people to fall in line of ‘obese’ is increasing day by
day in the developing countries.
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to assess trends of obesity and its relationship with diet and physical
activity among adult men of District Charsadda.
MATERIAL & METHOD: A total of 400 adult males of age group 25-65 years, were selected from
four union councils by multistage sampling. Data was collected using structured questionnaires and
anthropometric indices were calculated using standard tools for height, weight and then BMI was
calculated. Analysis was done using SPSS program and results were evaluated in the light of the
proposed hypothesis. The study was conducted from 10th March 2013 to 10th September 2013.
RESULTS: showed that there is 20% obesity in the four union councils of study population, having
37% frequency below 40 years and 63% above 40 years age among men. Analysis of the results showed
that high caloric diet and sedentary life style i.e. decreased physical activity showed positive correlation
with obesity.
CONCLUSION: It was concluded that the prevalence of obesity in men belonging to different classes
were high and needs appropriate and timely response from the concerned departments to reduce the
burden of obesity and its associated complications.
Key words: Obesity, Physical Activity, Diet, Sedentary Life Style.

Author Biographies

MUHAMMAD AMJAD

Department of Community Medicine, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar.

MUHAMMAD ISHTIAQ

Department of Community Medicine, Pak International Medical College, Hayatabad, Peshawar

ZIA UR REHMAN

Department of Community Medicine, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar.

MUHAMMAD NAEEM

Department of Community Medicine, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar.

IMRANULLAH

Department of Community Medicine, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar.

BUSHRA IFTIKHAR

Department of Community Medicine, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar.

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MUHAMMAD AMJAD, MUHAMMAD ISHTIAQ, ZIA UR REHMAN, MUHAMMAD NAEEM, IMRANULLAH, BUSHRA IFTIKHAR. TENDENCY OF OBESITY IN MALE POPULATION OF DISTRICT CHARSADDA. J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 9 [cited 2023 Jan. 27];4(1):409-12. Available from: http://jsmc.pk/index.php/jsmc/article/view/475