Fast food as drivers for overweight and obesity among urban school children at Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Dian Febriani Program Study of Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, Depok 16424, Indonesia
  • Trini Sudarti Program Study of Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Keywords: fast food, obesity, overweight, school children

Abstract

The study aimed to analyse dominant factors associated with overweight and obesity among students in Perguruan Cikini Elementary School in Central Jakarta. A cross-sectional study was conducted between March-May 2017 with 145 participants from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Data obtained were measurement of body weight and height, physical activity questionnaire for children, food frequency questionnaire and 24-hour food recall. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among students in Perguruan Cikini Elementary School in Central Jakarta was 41.4%. Based on logistic regression, fast food consumption was a dominant factor associated with overweight and obesity among students in Perguruan Cikini Elementary School in Central Jakarta. Students who consumed fast food >3 times/week were 2.42 times more likely to be overweight and obese compared to students who consumed fast food ≤3 times/week.

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Published
2019-07-30
How to Cite
Febriani, D., & Sudarti, T. (2019). Fast food as drivers for overweight and obesity among urban school children at Jakarta, Indonesia. Jurnal Gizi Dan Pangan, 14(2), 99-106. https://doi.org/10.25182/jgp.2019.14.2.99-106
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