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Prevalence of obesity and factors contributes to obese among medical student in Medical Faculty of Udayana University in 2016


Background: Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that is may have a negative effect on health. The increased prevalence has been in the developed country and also in developing country.

Methods: This is crossectional-descriptive research. 67 samples that met inclusion criteria were included in the research. Samples obtained using consecutive sampling technique. The sample divided into four categories; underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese

Results: 26.9% were overweight, and 10.4% were obese with a total of 67 samples. Most of the sample who met obese criteria are male.

Conclusions: Prevalence of obesity among medical students in Udayana University with results 26.9% overweight and 10.4% obesity out of 67 samples, meanwhile 47,8% represent normal weight, and 14.9% represent underweight. In the inactive category, there are 42 adolescents (62.7%) out of 67 samples. Only 25 (37.3%) out of 67 samples were active physically.


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How to Cite

Mahalingam, S., & Wihandani, D. (2018). Prevalence of obesity and factors contributes to obese among medical student in Medical Faculty of Udayana University in 2016. Intisari Sains Medis, 9(3).




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