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RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 457-459

Relationship between obesity and health-related quality of life in school going children

Wajiha Yousaf, Fareeha Amjad, Adnan Hashim, Ashfaq Ahmad.


Objective: To evaluate the relationship between lifestyle behaviors and obesity in children from Lahore city of Pakistan.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study of 90 school students aged 9 to 15 years old was carried out using a validated questionnaire. To avoid biases, data were retained after collection in a secure location. We investigated about food, physical activity, and TV use. Data were organized and entered on SPSS version 24. Chi-square was applied for comparisons of percentages between groups formed.
Results: There was an immediate connection between weight and physical latency and association with variables like sitting in front of the television and irregular eating routine.
Conclusion: There was a negative effect on overweight children in tuition-based schools of Lahore. Physicians and researchers should use health related quality of life evaluations when evaluating the health of obese children and adolescents.

Key words: Obesity, quality of life, physical activity.

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