Overweight and Obesity among 25�60 Years Women in Lahore, Pakistan

Rukiya Tariq, Ahmed Tariq, Kalsoom Tariq, Ayesha Shahid, Maryam Shahid, Abdullah Hussain, Public Health, Department of Public Health, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan; rukiyatariq17@gmail.com 2House Officer, Sharif Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan;, House Officer, Sharif Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan;, Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore, Public Health, Department of Public Health,University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan;, PG Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan;, PG Trainee in Pediatric Medicine, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan;, Medical Officer, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan;
2020 Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health  
Objective: To observe association of factors such as nutritional factors, physical activities and systemic factors with overweight and obesity among 25 to 60 years old women. Study Design: A quantitative household survey. Place and Duration: The survey was carried out in all ten towns of Lahore, Pakistan from 4 th January 2016 to 4 th May 2016. Methodology: The research investigated 3239 women (25 to 60 years of age) through multistage sampling technique; from which two neighboring localities
more » ... re randomly selected; found 1106 women were overweight and 449 were obese whereas, 1684 females were normal weights who were excluded from the research study. Results: Factors were found significantly associated with overweight and obesity. Among nutritional factors such as fast food and snacks have p-value 0.000, whereas, daily food intakes have p-value 0.001. Physical activities such as housework activities have p-value 0.000; whereas, both regular exercise and time spent on TV/Computer per day have p-values 0.001. Systemic factors such as systemic diseases have p-value 0.001 whereas family history of overweight and obesity and women using medications both have p-value 0.000. Conclusion: The study concluded that overweight and obesity was positively associated with nutritional factors, physical activities and factors such as genetics, use of medications and systemic diseases among women 25-60 years.
doi:10.18311/jeoh/2020/23392 fatcat:gtiehlqcdzhzxh5zfcyfcsmyce