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Risk factors and the incidence of overweight and obesity in pre-school children from the southern part of Poland

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dc.contributor.author Dereń, Katarzyna
dc.contributor.author Jarmakiewicz, Sara
dc.contributor.author Sokal, Aneta
dc.contributor.author Łuszczki, Edyta
dc.contributor.author Motyka, Elżbieta
dc.contributor.author Wyszyńska, Justyna
dc.contributor.author Kowal, Regina
dc.contributor.author Mazur, Artur
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-24T07:59:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-24T07:59:25Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 16, z. 2 (2018), s. 97–102 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 2544-2406
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.ur.edu.pl/handle/item/3888
dc.description.abstract Introduction. In recent years there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in humans. It turns out that the problem is not limited to adults; excessive body weight is occurring in children more often. Aim. The main purpose of this work was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in preschool children from the Rzeszów district, and to determine risk factors for occurrence. Materials and survey method. The study was conducted among 200 preschool children (3 - 6 years of age) from the Rzeszów poviat area. Measurements of height, weight, and determination of BMI were performed and these values are standardized according to the WHO centile grids appropriate for each age group. Survey results. Normal weight was observed in 58% of the respondents, 11% were overweight, and 10.5% were obese, whereas 20.5% of children had undernourishment. Obese children were the largest group among 6-year-olds. Among 4 year old children, abnormal body weight were more frequent in boys. On the other hand, in children aged 5 years, undernourishment or overweight was found more frequently in girls. Conclusions. The study did not confirm a significant relationship between gender, place of residence and socio-economic situation of respondents, and the prevalence of overweight or obesity. The results of this study indicate that the problem of excessive body weight refers to the increasing number of children. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Międzynarodowe *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject obesity pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject overweight pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject undernourishment pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject preschool children pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title Risk factors and the incidence of overweight and obesity in pre-school children from the southern part of Poland pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.doi 10.15584/ejcem.2018.2.3
dc.identifier.eissn 2544-1361


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