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Level of Obesity and Prevalence of Diabetes Among Children and Adolescents of Some Affluent Families of Bangladesh| Biomed Grid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 45-51

Keywords : Level of Obesity; Prevalence of Diabetes; Factor Analysis; Discriminant Analysis; Identification of Responsible Variables for Obesity; Prevalence of Diabetes; Biomed Grid;

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The present analysis was based on data collected from 662 children and adolescents of 560 families of students of American International University - Bangladesh. The children and adolescents were classified by level of obesity, where level of obesity was measured by percentiles of BMI. It was observed that, among 662 children and adolescents 465 were in underweight group. Obesity and severe obesity were observed among 9.1 percent children and adolescents. A big (38.1%) group of obese children were suffering from diabetes. Obesity and prevalence of diabetes were significantly associated. The present analysis was done to identify the most responsible variables for obesity and diabetes. The identification was done by performing factor analysis and discriminant analysis. The detected responsible variables were parents' education, occupation, family income, food habit of the child and utilization of time by the child

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