A Meta-Analysis and an Evaluation of Trends in Obesity Prevalence among Children and Adolescents in Turkey: 1990 through 2015


ALPER Z., ERCAN İ., UNCU Y.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.10, no.1, pp.59-67, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jcrpe.5043
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-67
  • Keywords: Childhood, adolescence, obesity, BODY-MASS INDEX, HIGH-SCHOOL-STUDENTS, BLOOD-PRESSURE, TURKISH CHILDREN, RISK-FACTORS, NUTRITIONAL HABITS, HYPERTENSION, OVERWEIGHT, WEIGHT, SCHOOLCHILDREN

Abstract

Objective: Obesity in childhood and adolescence is one of the most serious public health problems due to a remarkable increase in prevalence in recent years and its close relationship with non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, resulting in increased adult morbidity and mortality. This study aims to quantify the secular trend in different regions of Turkey from 1990 to 2015 by performing a meta-analysis of childhood and adolescent obesity prevalence studies conducted.