Author(s): Hajir T. AlKhafaji, Sinaa K. Abdullah, Rasha Abdl-Jalil

Email(s): hajar-alkafaji@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00307.4   

Address: Hajir T. AlKhafaji1, Sinaa K. Abdullah2, Rasha Abdl-Jalil3
1Al-Karkh Health Sector, Baghdad, Iraq,
2,3Al-Mansour Health Care Center, Baghdad, Iraq
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2018


ABSTRACT:
The rising prevalence of obesity is a worldwide problem affecting not only the developed world but also developing nations. the present study was carried out to determine knowledge, attitude and practice of secondary school students toward obesity. A random sample of 456 students from secondary schools of Baghdad city Al- karkh district selected, The data was gathered through interview questionnaire which consist of demographic information and general knowledge ,attitude and practice about obesity .the resultshowed that (11.9 % ,15.6%) of the female and male respectively were obese ,and most obese students were in the 5th class and (33.3%, 33.8%) of female and male respectively were overweight , their source of information was from TV and internet and then from their families and friends. The students had a good knowledge and practice regarding obesity and overweight, with significant variation with gender and level of the classes, that is females had a significantly higher knowledge than males but males significantly had a good practice than female. The students in the 6th class were significantly had a good knowledge regarding obesity and overweight more than the other classes also the practice had a significant variation and the highest score was in the 5th class . we concluded that The students had a good knowledge and practice regarding obesity and overweight ,with significant variation with gender and level of the classes .


Cite this article:
Hajir T. AlKhafaji, Sinaa K. Abdullah, Rasha Abdl-Jalil. Assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about Obesity among a Sample of Secondary School Students in Al–karkh District-Baghdad City. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2018; 11(4): 1649-1654. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00307.4

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Hajir T. AlKhafaji, Sinaa K. Abdullah, Rasha Abdl-Jalil. Assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about Obesity among a Sample of Secondary School Students in Al–karkh District-Baghdad City. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2018; 11(4): 1649-1654. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00307.4   Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2018-11-4-71


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