Factors influencing obesity on school-aged children

Soepardi Soedibyo, Tinuk Meilany

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Abstract

School-aged children of 6-12 year old in big cities have less physical activities and relax life style. Fast food and soft drink consumed contain high calorie and protein of protein and carbohydrate sources. Obesity has impact on children’s growth and development especially on psychosocial aspect. The factors that play a role in supporting the obesity occurrence in children include socio-economic condition, behavior and life style and diet. A cross sectional descriptive –analytic study was conducted on elementary school students in Jakarta, to identify factors that play roles on obesity of school-aged children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalMedical Journal of Indonesia
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Body mass index
  • Childhood obesity
  • Weight shape index

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