Association between parity and obesity: A cross sectional study on 6,447 Iranian females

Taghdir, M. and Alimohamadi, Y. and Sepandi, M. and Rezaianzadeh, A. and Abbaszadeh, S. and Mahmud, F.M. (2020) Association between parity and obesity: A cross sectional study on 6,447 Iranian females. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene, 61 (3). E476-E481.

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Background. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between parity and obesity in Iranian women. Methods. In a cross-sectional study, a total of 6447 urban women aged 40-65 were studied. Parity(number of full-term births), age at menarche, menopausal status, age, height, weight, marital status, education level and occupation were gathered by a checklist. Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated. Statistical associations between parity and obesity using multiple logistic regression model were examined. Results. The mean age of the enrolled women was 48.40 ± 6.13 years. The mean BMI was 27.55 ± 4.47 kg/m2. Of the total participants enrolled, 3517 (54.55) had < 3 parities, while 2930 (45.44) had � 3 parities. The prevalence of obesity (BMI � 30 kg/m2) and overweight (30 > BMI � 25) was 27.50 (95 CI 26.85-28.15) and 43.70 (95 CI 42.98-44.42), respectively. After adjustment for potential confounders, women with � 3 parities were at higher risk of being obese (OR 1.19, 95 CI 1.05-1.35). Conclusion. There was a statistically significant positive association between higher parity and obesity. It is recommended that health policymakers plan appropriate weight loss programs for postpartum. © Copyright by Pacini Editore Srl, Pisa, Italy.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; age; aged; Article; body height; body mass; body weight; controlled study; cross-sectional study; disease association; educational status; female; human; Iranian people; major clinical study; marriage; menarche; menopause; obesity; occupation; parity; prevalence; puerperium; urban population; weight loss program
Subjects: WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin, etc.
WP Gynecology
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Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 03:45
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