Comparison of Body Mass Index in Children of Two Different Regions of Welfare

  • Abbas Shapouri Moghadam Department of Immunology, Immunology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Mohammad Safarian Department of Human Nutrition, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Rahim Vakili Department of Pediatrics Endocrinology and Metabolism, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Seyed Morteza Ehteshamfar Mail Department of Immunology, Immunology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Keywords:
Child, Obesity, Overweight, Overnutrition, Iran

Abstract

Socioeconomic basis of children obesity is of high importance for preventive policies. This study aimed to compare the prevalence of obesity among children living in two different levels of welfare regions in Mashhad northeast of Iran. A total of 625 primary school girls and boys aged 78-127 months were randomly selected, and values of their body mass index (BMI) were measured. The prevalence of both overweight and obesity were higher among students of enriched area in comparison with that of resource restricted (P<0.05).The prevalence of overweight concerns in urban and rural areas. These results highlight the relation between socio-economic status and prevalence of obesity among children.

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Shapouri Moghadam A, Safarian M, Vakili R, Ehteshamfar SM. Comparison of Body Mass Index in Children of Two Different Regions of Welfare. Acta Med Iran. 53(2):122-124.
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