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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2021, 25(1): 84-93 Back to browse issues page
Concurrent Stunting with Overweight in High School Students from EslamAbad-e Gharb City, Iran
B Sahargahi1 , SM Nachvak2 , H Abdollahzad 3, A Tandorost2 , J Moludi2 , M Rezaei4 , MR Naderi4
1- Food and Drug Management, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2- Department of Nutritional Sciences, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
3- Department of Nutritional Sciences, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran , hadi_nut@yahoo.com
4- Environmental Factors Research Center Affecting Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
Abstract:   (1437 Views)
Background & aim: Concurrent stunting with overweight" is one of the consequences of nutritional transition, which has worsened the outcomes more than overweight itself. The aim of this study was to determine the trend of anthropometric indices in primary to high school students in Eslam Abad-e Gharb city, Iran.
 
Methods: The present analytical-comparative study was conducted in 2017 in the city of Islamabad-e-Gharb, and students from 16 high schools were randomly selected and surveyed by cluster sampling. High school metrics were measured in the same year. Elementary school information was collected through school student files. In this study, "short stature at the same time with overweight" was defined as "z-score equal to + 1 and above BMI for age and z-score equal to 1- and less" height for age "based on simultaneous placement. Collected data was analyzed using Fisher and Chi-square statistical tests.
 
Results: In the present study, out of 731 people, 350(47.9%) were girls and 381 (52.1%) were boys. The prevalence of short stature at the same time with overweight in primary school was 0.55%(4 people) and in high school was 3.83% (28 people), which was significant from primary school to high school among all students studied (p=0.001). In short, the index was not significant in girls (p=0.001), but not significant in boys (p = 0.506).
 
Conclusion: The prevalence of short stature has been on the rise with overweight students (especially girls) from elementary school to high school.
 
 
 
Keywords: Overweight, Prevalence, Students, Stunting, stunting-cum-overweight
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nutrition
Received: 2019/08/5 | Accepted: 2019/12/2 | Published: 2020/03/4


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