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Determinants of body mass index by gender in the Dikgale Health and Demographic Surveillance System site, South Africa

Published on Nov 16, 2018in Global Health Action
· DOI :10.1080/16549716.2018.1537613
Felistas Mashinya5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Limpopo),
Marianne Alberts17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Limpopo)
+ 1 AuthorsSam Ntuli6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Limpopo)
Abstract
ABSTRACTBackground: The study was conducted in the Dikgale Health and Demographic Surveillance System (DHDSS) site where we have observed increasing obesity levels, particularly in women, despite evidence of high physical activity (PA) and a relatively low daily energy intake.Objective: This study aimed to assess the socio-demographic, behavioural and biological determinants of body mass index (BMI) in adult residents permanently residing in the DHDSS.Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in which socio-demographic, behavioural and biological characteristics from 1143 participants (aged 40–60 years) were collected using a paper questionnaire and standard anthropometric measures. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing was performed on all participants except those who indicated that they had tested positive. Chi-square and Mann-Whitney tests were used to analyze categorical and continuous variables, respectively, while hierarchical multivariate regression was used to analyze predictors of BMI....
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