International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Pakistan | Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


Factors of Overweight and Obesity Related to Eating Habits and Physical Activity in Students of Azra Naheed Medical College

Umer Maqsood [5] | Hafiz Muhammad Asim [7] | Hafiz Sheraz Arshad [15]


Abstract: The prevalence of obesity and overweight is rising to alarming levels in developed and developing countries including Pakistan. The objective of study was to determine the factors responsible for overweight and obesity in students of Azra Naheed Medical College. This case control study comprised 150 overweight/obese participants (BMI >25) and 150 Normal participants (BMI 18.5-25). Odds ratio was calculated to estimate the relative risk and to control the confounding variable, logistic regression was used. The findings of this study indicate that the use of carbonated drinks, lack of moderate and aggressive physical activity and watching TV could be the factors that increase the probability of being over-weight/obese


Keywords: Body mass index, Azra Naheed Medical College, Eating Habits, Physical Activity, Obesity


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015,


Pages: 2274 - 2278


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