Obesity State of 12-15 Years Old Children in Turkey

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2015 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 2 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Selen Ozakar Akca, Filiz Selen and Dr. Selen OZAKAR AKCA
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Selen Ozakar Akca, Filiz Selen and Dr. Selen OZAKAR AKCA, "Obesity State of 12-15 Years Old Children in Turkey," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 2,  no. 2, pp. 1-7, 2015. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23942703/IJHSS-V2I2P101


This study was aimed to determine the obesity states of children between 12-15 years and to orientate the child and his/her parents by informing them. While the overweight percentage of the female and male pupils was the same, it was determined that 34.9% of the female and 65.1% male was obese. It was seen that 84.1% of obese pupil watch TV ≤2 hours and 15.9%>2 hours. Furthermore it was determined that 61.9% of obese pupils play ≤2 hours games and 38.1% >2 hours and a statistically significant relation was found between pupils’ play time and BMI (p=0.044). The obtained findings from this study show that 42.4% of the participating pupils are overweight and obese. Overweight and obesity prevalence obtained in our study is significantly high. As obesity prevention is of great importance it should began in childhood.


Body Mass Index (BMI), child, obesity


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