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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1990;11(9):6-14.
Published online September 1, 1990.
대도시 일부 지역 국민학생의 비만요인에 대한 고찰 (Etiologic Factors of Child Obesity in a Group of Primary School Students)
김호진(Kim Ho Jin),유준현(Yoo Jun Hyeon),허봉렬(Huh Bong Yul),황인홍(Hwang In Hong),박희순(park Heul Soon),이가영(Lee Ka Yong),이승남(Lee Seung Nam)
서울대학교병원 가정의학과
Child obesity is the new health problem nowadays and its etiologic factors are still obscure and undefined. For studying the factors affecting child obesity, we performed health screenining for 3,053 primary school children about their height, weight, triceps skin fold thickness and selected 260 children with Power index over 2.8x10 as obese group. Then the control group of 450 children was chosen by random sampling from remaining children matching age and sex with obese children. The 37.3% of both groups were answered for our questionnare by single mail-reply method.
The results were as follows ;
1. Other familial factors as physical socioeconomical, emotional factors showed no significant differences between both groups.
2. Sleeping duration of obese group was lesser than that of control group.(P<0.05)
3. Parental weight and body mass index were correlated with the power index of their children with The coefficient of 0.272, 0.312 respectively.
So we conclud that child obesity is mainly affected by their parental weight and BMI, which suggest genetic factor is the main cause of child obesity.
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