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Research Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2013  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 8  |  Page No.: 404 - 406

Obesity in Adolescent Girls in North Jordan

Omer Turki Mamdoh Ershidat, Ayman Suliman Mazahreh and Jibreel Ejraed Alodat    

Abstract: This research is concerned with studying some factors associated with obesity in adolescent girls within the age group of 13.00-16.00 (14.5971±1.12752). The research was conducted with middle-school and high-school age girls ranging from 7th-10th grade. Information was collected from 139 participants through a questionnaire. The results revealed the following about participants: mean age of 14.5971, an average weight of 54.7986 kg, average height of 1.5337 m, average Body Mass Index (BMI) of 23.2967. Typical family size is 2.8345. Father’s education level is 4.6978. Father’s job is 2.1223. Mother’s education level is 4.1511. Mother’s job is 2.1223. When responding to the question: Are any of your friends overweight? The response was 1.4388. When responding to the question: Do you have regular physical activity? The response was 1.9856. The study also made many recommendations to overcome the problem of obesity among adolescents.

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