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Title: Prospect association between risk factors and obesity among males in Punjab, Pakistan
Authors: Amjid, Sohail
Keywords: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Government College University, Faisalabad
Abstract: Obesity is unavoidable dilemma and genetic structure assumes an indispensable part and includes possibilities for developing of this issue when contrasted with those with no family history. However, in late decades we have seen a spike in the number of people getting obese with no earlier family history of obesity. This study expects to investigate the socio-demographic and nutritional transitions of the male population over the period of time, identification of the underlying parameters contributing to prevalence of obesity among males, measuring the effect of certain way of life changes and stationary practices of people at work and inside their own space. This study likewise examines the association among obesity and other serious wellbeing issues and ecological and financial components prompting the weight gain in males of Punjab, Pakistan. Cross sectional study was conducted. Quantitative approach was used. A sample of 300 respondents (obese male) selected from Faisalabad and Jhang through convenient sampling technique. Data was collected from obese male from public places like parks, gyms and clinics. A well designed questionnaire was developed to get the maximum information. Data was analyzed through SPSS. The questionnaire included questions regarding background, financial status and social qualities of the respondents. Monetary, lifestyle, ecological factors were additionally incorporated to gauge their impact on the rising obesity in males in Punjab, Pakistan. Monetary status, nutritious attributes of food, meal that has been taken in a day, socio social qualities, lifestyle, environmental factors and biological composition were discussed as the most important factors of male obesity in Punjab, Pakistan. There was shown a positive relationship between beverages and obesity, bakery items and obesity and sweets and obesity. The research showed a positive correlation for each of the following with BMI: junk foods (0.87), breakfast type (0.524), and frequency of beverage consumption (0.679). Occupation of the respondent also showed a strong negative correlation with BMI and Biological Factors, Environmental factors, TV time and exposure to TV advertisements showed a significantly positive impact on male obesity in Punjab. The present study intends to highlight the basic causes of male obesity in Pakistan and would work as a contribution to literature on male obesity giving an insight of the topic to the future researchers.
Gov't Doc #: 23641
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