Prevalence of childhood obesity and related parental factors across socioeconomic strata in Ankara, Turkey


YARDIM M. S. , ÖZCEBE L. H. , ARAZ Ö., ÜNER S. , LI S., ÜNLU H., ...More

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN HEALTH JOURNAL, vol.25, no.6, pp.374-384, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.26719/emhj.18.052
  • Title of Journal : EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN HEALTH JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-384

Abstract

Background: Among low- and middle-income nations, the highest prevalence of child overweight and associated metabolic disorders has been found in Middle Eastern and Eastern European countries. Obesity has been on the rise in Turkey and past research has shown regional variations among adults. However, the prevalence of childhood obesity in different socioeconomic groups in the largest metropolitan areas in the country has not been reported.