TITLE

The Utility of Body Mass Index as Measure of Overweight and Obesity among Adults in Republic of Macedonia Screening Study

AUTHOR(S)
Jordanova, Maja; Rebok, Katerina; Ivanova, Lozenka
PUB. DATE
October 2016
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development;Oct-Dec2016, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p97
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The occurrence of overweight and obesity has become a world-wide problem. People with obesity or overweight have a much greater risk of developing different kinds of serious disease conditions. Obesity is not a problem only in developed countries; it is also starting to increase in developing countries as well. The Republic of Macedonia is a developing country for which no single data exist concerning prevalence of the overweight or obesity. In this study for the first time, we try to tackle the frequency of the overweight and obesity true examination of body mass index (BMI) in adult Macedonian populations. The results show that the prevalence of overweight is very high 50.98% in male and much less in female 20.38%. On the contrary, overweight frequency of obesity is much lower; 10.46% in male and 6.16% in female. The men and women of the older age group (>30) show the significant higher value. In total 33.24% of the Macedonian population are overweight and 7.92% have obesity. The study gave evidence for overweight and obesity, data which calls the government and other responsible organizations on emergency dealing in the pattern of making more deep study and to take the measure for decrease of especially high overweight in Macedonian population as prevention measure for possible increase of obesity in the future.
ACCESSION #
119075328

 

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