Prevalence of Obesity in a National Representative Sample of Taiwan Adolescents

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335209
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Prevalence of Obesity in a National Representative Sample of Taiwan Adolescents
Author(s):
Chen, Chen-Mei
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Chen-Mei Chen, MSN, sichen@gw.cgust.edu.tw
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To determine the prevalence of obesity in Taiwanese adolescents and important related variables. Methods: This analysis was based on the Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (NAHSIT) data during 2010 and 2011. The original study was a cross-sectional and national representative survey. A total of 1842 subjects (920 males and 922 females) aged 11-20 years participated. Research tools consisted of questionnaires and anthropometry parameters, and Taiwanese criteria were used to classify adolescents' weights. The acquired data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The prevalence of obesity in Taiwanese adolescents was 16.7%. Logistic regression analysis showed that, obesity in adolescents was significantly associated with male gender, parental obesity, mother's overweight, eating habits, and perceived dietary benefits. Conclusion: Obesity among adolescents in Taiwan is a health concern that requires attention. The prevalence may be reduced by adjusting lifestyles. Prevention strategies should focus on adolescents, particularly adolescents of obese parents. Furthermore, employing integrative, education-based methods can reduce the health risks caused by obesity.
Keywords:
prevalence; obesity; adolescent
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST136
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePrevalence of Obesity in a National Representative Sample of Taiwan Adolescentsen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Chen-Meien
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsChen-Mei Chen, MSN, sichen@gw.cgust.edu.twen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335209-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To determine the prevalence of obesity in Taiwanese adolescents and important related variables. Methods: This analysis was based on the Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan (NAHSIT) data during 2010 and 2011. The original study was a cross-sectional and national representative survey. A total of 1842 subjects (920 males and 922 females) aged 11-20 years participated. Research tools consisted of questionnaires and anthropometry parameters, and Taiwanese criteria were used to classify adolescents' weights. The acquired data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The prevalence of obesity in Taiwanese adolescents was 16.7%. Logistic regression analysis showed that, obesity in adolescents was significantly associated with male gender, parental obesity, mother's overweight, eating habits, and perceived dietary benefits. Conclusion: Obesity among adolescents in Taiwan is a health concern that requires attention. The prevalence may be reduced by adjusting lifestyles. Prevention strategies should focus on adolescents, particularly adolescents of obese parents. Furthermore, employing integrative, education-based methods can reduce the health risks caused by obesity.en
dc.subjectprevalenceen
dc.subjectobesityen
dc.subjectadolescenten
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:46:58Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:46:58Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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