Prevalence of obesity and associated risk factors in a Turkish population (Trabzon City, Turkey)


Erem C. , Arslan C., Hacihasanoglu A., Deger O. , Topbas M. , Ukinc K., ...More

OBESITY RESEARCH, vol.12, no.7, pp.1117-1127, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/oby.2004.140
  • Title of Journal : OBESITY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.1117-1127
  • Keywords: body mass index, prevalence, associated risk factors, Turkish population, Trabzon, BODY-MASS INDEX, WEIGHT-GAIN, SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS, WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE, ADULT-POPULATION, UNITED-KINGDOM, OVERWEIGHT, WOMEN, HYPERTENSION, DETERMINANTS

Abstract

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity (general and central) in the Trabzon Region and its associations with demographic factors (age, sex, marital status, reproductive history in women, and level of education), socioeconomic factors (household income and occupation), family history of selected medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, and obesity), lifestyle factors (smoking habits, physical activity, and alcohol consumption), and hypertension in the adult population.