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dc.contributor.author Letamo, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-11T13:17:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-11T13:17:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Letamo, G. (2011) The prevelance of, and factors associated with, overweight and obesity in Botswana, Journal of Biosocial Science, Vol. 43, 75-84 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/1023
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of, and socio-demographic factors associated with, overweight and obesity in Botswana. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2007 using a multistage sampling method to select a representative sample of 4107 men and 4916 women aged 20–49 years. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify the socio-demographic factors associated with overweight and obesity. Mean BMI values for men and women were 21.7 kg/m2 and 24.4 kg/m2, respectively. Both overweight and obesity levels were higher among women than men. Overall, 23% of women were overweight compared with 13% of men. Obese women constituted about 15% compared with only 3% of men. However, 19% of men were underweight compared with 12% of women. The main socio-demographic factors associated with overweight and obesity were being older, living in a city/town, being married and having attained higher levels of education, and these relationships were statistically significant at the 5% level. Although over-nutrition is prevalent among adult female Batswana, underweight remains an important public health problem for males. Programmes and other interventions aimed at concurrently addressing both under-nutrition and overweight need to be developed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press; www.cambridge.org en_US
dc.subject Obersity en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Obersity--Botswana en_US
dc.title The prevelance of, and factors associated with, overweight and obesity in Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FJBS%2FJBS43_01%2FS0021932010000519a.pdf&code=19caeb5eec2621670e7fa9d615b280fd en_US


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