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Journal:   RESEARCH ON SPORT SCIENCE   WINTER 2006 , Volume 3 , Number 9; Page(s) 69 To 85.
 
Paper: 

THE RELATION BETWEEN OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY WITH SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS OF FEMALE STUDENTS IN TEHRAN

 
 
Author(s):  AMIR ZADEH FARZANEH, AGHA ALINEZHAD HAMID, RAJABI HAMID, SEDIGH SARVESTANI R.A.
 
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Abstract: 

Purpose: Studying showed that indigence of obesity and other dangerous factors causing cardio vasculat diseases in some societies affected by socioeconomic factors. Low social class may accompany with incidence of 0besityand other dangerous factors. Present research is for determination of the relation between socioeconomic factors with obesity and overweight incidence studied on 119 young girls between 15-17 years old in Tehran. (Age: 15.92±0.83 years; Weight: 54.13±10.72 kg; Height: 161.13±6.51 cm & BMI: 20.83±3.93).
Method: In order to determine over weight and obesity incidence Body Mass Index (BMI) was used. Also social economical status (SES) questionnaire form was used for assessment of this index.
After calculating BMI, the obtained figures about 95% and those between 85%-95% were considered as overweight and obesity standards, respectively.
Results: General incidence off at and over weight in studying group was 5% and 10.1% respectivelyand5% had low weight. In sample society 15.1% had weight over than normal. No significant relationship was found between fat and over weight in cadence with different social econimic status (X2=10.28, P=0.32), cultural (X2=6.5, P=0.37) and economical(X2=5.95, 0.42) investment.
Discussion and conclusion: In present research significant relationship wasn't found between obesity and overweight incidence with different SES, but most of obesity and low weight people were belong to average social class with lower tendency of sample society.

 
Keyword(s): OVERWEIGHT, OBESITY, SOCIAL-ECONOMICAL STATUS, YOUNG GIRLS
 
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