Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Health Empolyees of Teaching Hospitals and Bannu Medical College Bannu

Muhammad Adil, Fazli Maula, Mohammad Nadeem, Safeer Zaman, Muhammad Bilal, Rab Nawaz, Mohammad Aman Safi

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Background: Obesity is a common health problem worldwide and associated with many comorbities and health problems. This study was conducted to know the frequency of overweight and obesity in teaching hospitals and medical college staff of Bannu. Material and Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out in Department of Cardiology, Bannu Medical College, Bannu from 1st September 2011 to 31st October2011. All the staff of hospitals and college was eligible for study except pregnant ladies. Data was obtained through questionnaire and measurement of height and weight. Data was analyzed for frequency and relative frequency. Results: 86 males and 14 females were included. Based on BMI, 22% were obese, 38% overweight, 34% normal and 6% were underweight. Out of 22 who were obese, 11 (50.00%) were among the teaching staff, five (22.73%) administrative staff, three (13.64%) paramedical staff and three (13.64%) were support staff. Ten (45.5%) of obese subjects were having age more than 50 years, 7 (31.8%) were in age group between 36-50 years and 5 (22.7%) were in age group between 21-35 years. Among 22 obese, 18 (81.82%) were male and 4 (18.18%) were female. The frequency of hypertension in 22 obese subjects was 3 (13.64%), while in 78 non obese, it was 3 (3.84%). The prevalence of diabetes was 3 (13.64%) in 22 obese and 4 (5.13%) in 78 non obese. Conclusion: One in every 5 people was obese. There is an alarming rate of obesity among the population of Bannu Medical College and its allied hospitals in Bannu.

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