INCIDENCE OF OBESITY IN OKRIKA
*Gbaranor K. B., Ofuya Z. Y., Victor P. D., Orupabo D. C., Okpara E. P., Amadi C. N., John D. H. and Nmehielle I.
There is paucity of knowledge and awareness on the incidence of obesity in the country. The incidence of obesity study was carried out in Riverine area of Rivers State, Okrika as a case study. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of obesity in Okrika. The study revealed that 50.0% of the female and 45.5% of the male were obessed respectively. Body mass index of 52 participants, 42.3% were males and 57.7% were females with ages between 22 to 60 years. The study shows that BMI (kg/m2) were: Mean±SD = 28.58±8.58; Minimum (Min)= 16.22; Maximum (Max) = 44.15 for males(N =22) and Mean±SD = 28.82±6.71; Min =18.37 and Max= 44.06 for females (N =30 ). Total participants (N =52), Mean±SD =28.72±7.48; Min = 16.22; and Max= 44.15. Also, the height(m2) were: Mean±SD =1.63±0.07; Min = 1.49; Max =1.72 for males, while Mean±SD = 1.60±0.08; Min = 1.41; and Max= 1.78 for females. Total participants: Mean±SD = 1.62±0.08; Min = 1.41 and Max = 1.78. However, total participants’ weight (kg) were: Mean±SD = 74.44±18.08; Min = 46.00; and Max = 112.00. For male’s participants, Mean±SD = 75.41±20.01; Min = 46.00; Max = 112.00 and for females participant, Mean±SD = 73.73±16.84; Min = 46.00 and Max = 110.00.
Keywords: Incidence, Obesity, Okrika.
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