Lifestyle patterns associated with overweight and obesity among adults in Jabra Area in Khartoum State - Sudan: A community based study.
- Country : Sudan
- Subject : Public and Environmental Health
This is a descriptive cross - sectional community based study, with objectives to estimate the prevalence of and to identify the possible lifestyle factors associated with overweight and obesity among adults. Data were collected from 273 participants (99 males and 174 females) using structured questionnaire and anthropometric measurements of weight and high. The prevalence of overweight and obesity were 33.7% and 25.6% respectively. The results showed the overweight /or obesity were more prevalent among females with p value = 0.001, compared to males. The results showed there was statistical association between overweight /or obesity and eating pizza ≥ 3 T/W and using computer/or mobile ≥ 3 hours per day p values (0.043 and 0.002) respectively. Overweight /or obesity was found more prevalent among those not practiced physical activity 17.9% / 18.7% compared to those practice physical exercise 15.8% / 7% p value =0.021. The results showed there was negative association between overweight /or obesity and watching TV ≥ 3 hours per day, smoking and alcohol consumption (P value > 0.05).