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The prevalence of adulthood overweight and obesity in Tehran: findings from Urban HEART-2 study.

Ahmad Kiadaliri, Aliasghar LU ; Jafari, Mehdi; Vaez Mahdavi, Mohammad-Reza; Faghihzadeh, Soghrat; Kalantari, Naser and Asadi-Lari, Mohsen (2015) In Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran 29(178). p.1-9
Abstract
BACKGROUND:To estimate and compare prevalence of overweight and obesity among adult people across the 22 districts of Tehran in 2011.

METHODS:This was a cross-sectional study using data on 47,406 women and 47,525 men aged≥ 15 years from a large population-based survey (Urban HEART-2). Age-standardized prevalence (ASP) of overweight (25≤BMI<30) and obesity (BMI≥30) were estimated for the Tehran's districts. Pearson Chi2 tests and logistic regression were used to examine any significant differences in prevalence of these disorders across sociodemographic groups.

RESULTS: ASPs of overweight were 36.5% and 32.0 % among men and women, respectively (p<0.001). These figures for obesity were 10.7% and 15.3% among men and... (More)
BACKGROUND:To estimate and compare prevalence of overweight and obesity among adult people across the 22 districts of Tehran in 2011.

METHODS:This was a cross-sectional study using data on 47,406 women and 47,525 men aged≥ 15 years from a large population-based survey (Urban HEART-2). Age-standardized prevalence (ASP) of overweight (25≤BMI<30) and obesity (BMI≥30) were estimated for the Tehran's districts. Pearson Chi2 tests and logistic regression were used to examine any significant differences in prevalence of these disorders across sociodemographic groups.

RESULTS: ASPs of overweight were 36.5% and 32.0 % among men and women, respectively (p<0.001). These figures for obesity were 10.7% and 15.3% among men and women, respectively (p<0.001). Crude prevalence of overweight and obesity rose with age up to the age of 54 years and decreased thereafter. Across education groups, the lowest prevalence of overweight/obesity was seen among most educated people. The results showed that being young, single and student were associated with lower odds of overweight/obesity.

CONCLUSION:This study showed a high prevalence of overweight and obesity among adult in Tehran. There were significant associations between sociodemographic characteristics and prevalence of overweight/obesity among adults in Tehran. The results of this study might be used in identifying high risk groups of overweight and obesity in Tehran. (Less)
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Obesity, Overweight, Prevalence, Tehran
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METHODS:This was a cross-sectional study using data on 47,406 women and 47,525 men aged≥ 15 years from a large population-based survey (Urban HEART-2). Age-standardized prevalence (ASP) of overweight (25≤BMI&lt;30) and obesity (BMI≥30) were estimated for the Tehran's districts. Pearson Chi2 tests and logistic regression were used to examine any significant differences in prevalence of these disorders across sociodemographic groups.<br/><br>
RESULTS: ASPs of overweight were 36.5% and 32.0 % among men and women, respectively (p&lt;0.001). These figures for obesity were 10.7% and 15.3% among men and women, respectively (p&lt;0.001). Crude prevalence of overweight and obesity rose with age up to the age of 54 years and decreased thereafter. Across education groups, the lowest prevalence of overweight/obesity was seen among most educated people. The results showed that being young, single and student were associated with lower odds of overweight/obesity.<br/><br>
CONCLUSION:This study showed a high prevalence of overweight and obesity among adult in Tehran. There were significant associations between sociodemographic characteristics and prevalence of overweight/obesity among adults in Tehran. The results of this study might be used in identifying high risk groups of overweight and obesity in Tehran.},
  author       = {Ahmad Kiadaliri, Aliasghar and Jafari, Mehdi and Vaez Mahdavi, Mohammad-Reza and Faghihzadeh, Soghrat and Kalantari, Naser and Asadi-Lari, Mohsen},
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  keyword      = {Obesity,Overweight,Prevalence,Tehran},
  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {1--9},
  publisher    = {Tehran University of Medical Sciences},
  series       = {Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran},
  title        = {The prevalence of adulthood overweight and obesity in Tehran: findings from Urban HEART-2 study.},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2015},
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