Obesity Among Children Aged 6 to 12 Years. Causes and Risk Factors


Essay, 2016

10 Pages, Grade: 1


Abstract or Introduction

Obesity among children aged 6 -12 years has become an enormous challenge to the global healthcare systems. Currently, the prevalence rate of obesity has reached the highest range in the past two decades and this is attributable to the low well-being and overall health among children which is estimated to have decreased by 37% compared to the case in 1970s.

Childhood obesity is distributed to all parts of the world even though western countries have long been associated with high prevalence, but such trends seem to have changed. Currently, developing countries account for about 35 million obese and overweight children of the total 43 million, globally.

Obesity among children poses risk to the future adult generation; thus, it requires appropriate intervention to reduce its burden. It is believed that socio-economic factors are to blame for the high prevalence of childhood obesity. For instance, economic and educational statuses of households influence the lifestyle of family members, especially with regard to dietary habits. Therefore, introducing health measures to promote health education among children and the young people in educational systems will help to reduce its prevalence in future; thus, reducing its burden.

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Title
Obesity Among Children Aged 6 to 12 Years. Causes and Risk Factors
College
Egerton University
Grade
1
Author
Year
2016
Pages
10
Catalog Number
V381225
ISBN (eBook)
9783668575806
ISBN (Book)
9783668575813
File size
429 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Obesity, childhood, healthcare, health
Quote paper
Patrick Kimuyu (Author), 2016, Obesity Among Children Aged 6 to 12 Years. Causes and Risk Factors, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/381225

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