Relationship between Physical Activity During Work and Risk of Obesity Among the Administration Staff of X University

Wahyudin, L. Meily

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Abstract

Obesity is a state of body fat excessive accumulation. Its cause is highly complex, one of which is sedentary work. Obesity is a risk factor for degenerative diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes mellitus. WHO stated 2.8 million adults die each year due to obesity. Based on 2013 RISKESDAS, the prevalence of adult population in Indonesia with obesity was 15.4%. This study aimed to discover the relationship between physical activity during work and risk of obesity among the administration staff in university X, using cross sectional research method on 50 respondents. The dependent variable was physical activity during work and the independent variable was obesity risk. Determination of nutritional status carried out using anthropometric method with BMI measurement, the respondent categorized as obese if IMT ≥ 25. Chi-Square test used as data analysis method. Result showed that the prevalence of obesity was 42%, most of them (68%) had light activity and there was a significant relationship between physical activity during work and risk of obesity (p value = 0,001). Staffs who had light work activities were at risk of obesity. To reduce the occurrence of obesity, it was suggested that sports activities should be carried out outside working hours. Further research using multivariate analysis was planned to explore other obesity risk factors of these groups.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Conference of Occupational Health and Safety (ICOHS 2017) - ID, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of Occupational Health and Safety (ICOHS 2017)
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period1/01/18 → …

Keywords

  • Occupational Health, Sedentary Work, Nutritional Status, Obesity.

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