Prevalence and risk factors of overweight and obesity among urban school children in Elazig city, Eastern Turkey, 2007

Pirinçci E., Durmuş B., GÜNDOĞDU C. , Açik Y.

ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, vol.37, no.1, pp.44-56, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/03014460903218984
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-56


Background: The prevalence of obesity is increasing dramatically all over the world. Very little data are currently available on the prevalence of childhood obesity in Turkey, and more research on the risk factors is required before preventive public health programmes can be put into practice.