Article

Pattern and correlates of obesity among public service workers in Ondo State, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 59, issue 6, 2017, pages: 195–200
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2017.1333784
Author(s): Isaac AladeniyiDepartment of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Nigeria, Oladele Vincent AdeniyiDepartment of Family Medicine, South Africa, Olufunmilayo FawoleDepartment of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Nigeria, Mary AdeoluNigeria State Health Investment Project, Nigeria, Daniel Ter GoonDepartment of Health Sciences, South Africa, Anthony Idowu AjayiDepartment of Sociology, South Africa, Eyitayo Omolara OwolabiDepartment of Health Sciences, South Africa

Abstract

Background: Obesity is the third leading cause of mortality and has become a global epidemic. There is a continuous increase in its prevalence both in the developed and in developing countries. Obesity is closely associated with chronic health conditions, thus increasing the overall burden of disease and disability at the population level. Several factors have been identified as contributors to the obesity epidemic, and may include the work environment and lifestyle behaviours. This study sought to determine the correlates of obesity among public service workers in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

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