Obesity and central obesity in Indonesia: evidence from a national health survey

Medical Journal of Indonesia

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Title Obesity and central obesity in Indonesia: evidence from a national health survey
 
Creator Harbuwono, Dante S.; Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta
Pramono, Laurentius A.; Department of Internal Medicine, St Carolus Hospital, Jakarta
Yunir, Em; Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta
Subekti, Imam; Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta
 
Subject central obesity; epidemiology; Indonesia; obesity
 
Description Background: Obesity and central obesity have become serious public health problems in developing countries such as Indonesia. Although 10 years have passed since the largest national health survey was conducted in 2007, no further analysis and publication concerning obesity and central obesity in Indonesia have been conducted based on the survey. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of obesity and central obesity, and its association with sociodemographic characteristics and comorbidities in Indonesia.Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted based on the National Basic Health Survey 2007 using total sampling method from 33 provinces. Obesity is defined as body mass index ≥25 according to the Asia-Pacific standard for obesity. Central obesity is defined as waist circumference >90 cm for men and > 80 cm for women according to the Asia-Pacific standard for central obesity.Results: The prevalence of obesity and central obesity in the Indonesian adult population are 23.1% and 28%, respectively. Both rates are higher in females than in males. Obesity and central obesity are associated with the risk of diabetes and hypertension.Conclusion: Prevalence of obesity and central obesity is high in the Indonesian adult population. Interventional programs are important to promote awareness of obesity and healthy lifestyle changes in the community.
 
Publisher Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia
 
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Date 2018-09-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/1512
10.13181/mji.v27i2.1512
 
Source Medical Journal of Indonesia; Vol 27, No 2 (2018): June; 114-20
2252-8083
0853-1773
10.13181/mji.v27i2
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/1512/1235
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Dante S. Harbuwono, Laurentius A. Pramono, Em Yunir, Imam Subekti
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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