A Study on Abdominal Obesity at Basra University Staffs
Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 69-73
Received: Feb. 3, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 3, 2017; Published: Mar. 27, 2017
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Sajjad S. Issa, Community Medicine, Department of Basics of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
Samira M. Ibrahim, Community Medicine, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Nursing, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
Abdulameer A. Al-Mussawi, General Surgery, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Nursing, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
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A descriptive cross- sectional study was designed involving Basra university staff for the study of abdominal obesity. The university of Basra had two location: karmet Ali (108 samples ) and Bab Alzubiar (158 samples ), A randomly selected sample was taken from a list of the college, from the selected college we were chosen staff randomly. The total number of the selected college was 10, were all the departments in that colleges was included and the total number selected of staff was 266, from them were females 146 and 120 males. The demographic data has been obtained from each person in the study, The working team was asked to measure the height, weight, waist circumference and Random Blood Sugar for each selected sample, using a weight and height scale, tape measure and portable blood sugar measurement instrument.(SPSS), Version17 was utilized for the purpose for statistical analysis of the data. The results was 45% was males and 55% was females, BMI: 19.5% had healthy weight, 36.8% were overweight, 27.8 were obese, 12% were severely obese, 3.8% were morbidly obese, 43.6% of the sample were obese. 37.5% of the males were obese and 48.63% of the females were obese.30.8% carried positive history of obesity and 36.8% of the sample was practicing sport exercise, 87.6% were having normal blood sugar while 12.4% were having abnormal blood sugar (diabetics), 18% of the females had normal waist circumference and 47.5% of the males had normal waist circumference, that is mean 87% of the female had abdominal obesity and 52.5% of the males had abdominal obesity. The prevalence of abdominal obesity was 31.57%, high significant correlation between waist circumference and gender, significant correlation between BMI and practicing exercise and there is highly significant correlation between BMI and positive history of obesity in the family. high significant relationship between body weight and waist circumference and high significant relation between waist circumference and history of obesity, significant relation between waist circumference and number of daily meals and high significant relation between waist circumference and random blood sugar.
Obesity, Abdominal, University Staffs
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Sajjad S. Issa, Samira M. Ibrahim, Abdulameer A. Al-Mussawi, A Study on Abdominal Obesity at Basra University Staffs, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017, pp. 69-73. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20170603.12
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