Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Prevalence and Factors Related Obesity in Individuals Who Applied to the Family Medicine Center: The Case of Artvin


Öğr.Gör. Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu


Arş.Gör. Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu


Arş.Gör. Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2013; 21: 107-115
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Aim: The study was planned to determine the prevalence of obesity and factors affecting obesity in individuals who applied to the Family Medicine Centers.

Method: A total of 1929 subjects, aged 20 and olde r, who applied to Family Medicine Centers in Artvin Province and Districts in the period January 2011 for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes and who agreed to participate in this descriptive study consitituted the sample population.

Results: Women constituted 51.1%‘s of the sampling. 22.8%of the subjects were categorizied as obese, and 36.8% as overweight, while 34.1% displayed normal body mass index (BMI). In comparison of women and men , respectively, 35% and 34.1% were considered in normal weight ranges, whereas 55.3% and 63.9% were included in the obese group (mild overweight or obese). Generally, the ratio of the obese subjects was 59.6% across the sample group. The average age of the subjects and the number of main meals during the day were found positively correlated with BMI (p <0.01).

Conclusion: Slightly more than half of the sample group was overweight or obese, obesity was more common among men compared to women, and elderly people, especially housewives or retired ones were determined at hi gher risk for obesity.

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