Trends in the development of obesity in elderly day care attendees in Sharpeville, South Africa, from 2007-2011

Wilna Oldewage-Theron, Lola C Otitoola, Abdulkadir A Egal

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Abstract

Objective: Obesity, a global epidemic and risk factor for many non-communicable diseases, has become a public health concern in South Africa, especially in the elderly. This study investigated the trend of development of obesity in a group of urban elderly individuals from 2007-2011. Design: This was a cross-sectional or cohort design. Setting and Subjects: This study took place in Sharpeville, Gauteng, on 208 purposively selected individuals aged 60-104 years. Outcome measures: Measurements included anthropometric variables (weight, height and waist circumference) measured biennially from 2005 to 2011 using standard techniques. Data collected were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences, version 20.0. Descriptive analysis was performed for all variables as well as Student’s t–test, analysis of variance, correlation analysis and bivariate logistic regression. Results: The mean body mass index (BMI) ranged from 29.8–31.1kg/m2 and 24.2–28.5kg/ m2 in women and men res
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
JournalSouth African Journal of Clnical Nutrition
StatePublished - Jul 2015

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