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Background: Childhood overweight and obesity once was a disease of affluent countries now being a burning issue of developing countries too. As it is a lifestyle disease, it increases manifold chances of development of different non-communicable diseases in adult life.
Objective: The study was conducted to assess the effects of different determinants of childhood obesity.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted for six months among seventy-five pediatrics out-patient attendees aged 5-18 years of a teaching hospital of west Bengal. Socio-demographic characteristics including physical activity levels were taken with questionnaire, anthropometric measurements, laboratory investigations and carotid intima-medial thickness (CIMT) was measured with B-mode USG. Data were analyzed with SPSS, Epi Info and WHO Anthro plus software.
Result: Statistically significant association of childhood overweight and obesity was found to have with exclusive breast feeding, high lipid profile & blood sugar, physical inactivity, high LFT & CIMT values.
Conclusion: Alarming increase of childhood overweight and obesity indicates towards need of more comprehensive preventive interventions to avoid pandemic of this impending non-communicable disease.
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دریافت: 1400/11/21 | پذیرش: 1401/2/19

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