Overweight And Obesity Prevalence And Associated Socioeconomic Factors, Physical Activity And Dietary Intake Among Women In Kibera Division, Nairobi

ABSTRACT

Overweight and obesity is an escalating problem worldwide, yet extensive data especially in Africa is still lacking. The main objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity and associated socio-economic factors, physical activity, and dietary intake among women in Nairobi, Kenya. A crosssectional design was used. Data on socio-economic factors of the women, their physical activity and dietary intake patterns, as well as anthropometric measurements were collected from 336 women aged 25-54 years from five socio-economic groups, in Kibera Division of Nairobi, using the stratified random sampling method. Three indicators [body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage and waist circumference] were used to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity. Data were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Descriptive andinferential statistics such as the mean, frequencies and percentages were used to describe the data. Chi-square tests were performed to establish the association between categorical variables, while analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to compare the means. Correlation analysis was performed to establish the strength and direction of the relationship between variables. Multiple regression analysis was done to determine the independent variables that predict the occurrence of overweight and obesity in the study population. Age, parity and the education levels of the women were significantly different by socio-economic groups (P

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APA

MBOCHI, R (2021). Overweight And Obesity Prevalence And Associated Socioeconomic Factors, Physical Activity And Dietary Intake Among Women In Kibera Division, Nairobi. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/overweight-and-obesity-prevalence-and-associated-socioeconomic-factors-physical-activity-and-dietary-intake-among-women-in-kibera-division-nairobi

MLA 8th

MBOCHI, REGINA.W. "Overweight And Obesity Prevalence And Associated Socioeconomic Factors, Physical Activity And Dietary Intake Among Women In Kibera Division, Nairobi" Afribary. Afribary, 28 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/overweight-and-obesity-prevalence-and-associated-socioeconomic-factors-physical-activity-and-dietary-intake-among-women-in-kibera-division-nairobi. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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MBOCHI, REGINA.W. . "Overweight And Obesity Prevalence And Associated Socioeconomic Factors, Physical Activity And Dietary Intake Among Women In Kibera Division, Nairobi". Afribary, Afribary, 28 May. 2021. Web. 22 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/overweight-and-obesity-prevalence-and-associated-socioeconomic-factors-physical-activity-and-dietary-intake-among-women-in-kibera-division-nairobi >.

Chicago

MBOCHI, REGINA.W. . "Overweight And Obesity Prevalence And Associated Socioeconomic Factors, Physical Activity And Dietary Intake Among Women In Kibera Division, Nairobi" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 22, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/overweight-and-obesity-prevalence-and-associated-socioeconomic-factors-physical-activity-and-dietary-intake-among-women-in-kibera-division-nairobi