Advances in Preventive Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Risk Factors of Overweight and Obesity among High School Students in Bahir Dar City, North West Ethiopia: School Based Cross-Sectional Study

Table 4

Physical measurements of high school students in Bahir Dar city, North West Ethiopia, 2014.

VariablesClassificationFrequency
()
Percentages

Height
(mean = 1.59 m)
<1.51 m11125.8
1.51–1.60 m13932.3
1.61–1.65 m8118.8
>1.65 m10023.2

Weight
(mean = 53.25 kg)
<47 kg11326.2
47–52 kg11526.7
52.1–58 kg9722.5
>52 kg10624.6

BMI
(mean = 21.02 kg/m2)
<18 kg/m2378.6
18–24 kg/m232274.7
25–30 kg/m25312.3
>30 kg/m2194.4

Overweight
(BMI 25–30 kg/m2)
Yes5312.3
No37887.7

Obesity (>30 kg/m2)Yes194.4
No41295.6

Overweight and obesityYes7216.7
No35983.3

Note: the height and weight were categorized using quartile system.

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