Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Overweight and obesity among Malay primary school children in Kota Bharu, Kelantan: parental beliefs, attitudes and child feeding practices.
Malays J Nutr. 2012 Apr; 18(1):27-36.MJ

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity among children has become a major public health problem in Malaysia. Parents play an important role in child feeding especially among younger children.

METHODS

A study was conducted to evaluate the beliefs, attitudes and practices in child feeding among parents of normal weight, as well as overweight and obese primary school children in Kelantan using the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ). This cross-sectional study was carried out on 175 Malay children from three schools in Kota Bharu district in Kelantan.

RESULTS

This study showed that 13.1% of the children were overweight and obese. Scores for perceived parent weight (p < 0.05) and perceived child weight (p < 0.001) were significantly higher among parents of overweight and obese children compared to parents of children with normal body weight. However, the score for pressure to eat among parents of overweight and obese children was significantly lower (p < 0.05) than parents of normal weight children. The perceived child weight (r = 0.468, p < 0.01), perceived parental weight (r = 0.190, p < 0.05) and food restriction (r = 0.179, p < 0.05) factors were found to be positively correlated with children's body mass index (BMI), whereas pressure to eat factor (r = -0.355, p < 0.01) was negatively correlated with children's body mass index (BMI).

CONCLUSION

The findings showed that parental feeding practices were linked to children's weight status and childhood obesity. Therefore parents should be given education and guidance on appropriate child feeding practices to maintain their child's nutritional status on a healthy weight range.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Program in Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia. wanmanan@kb.usm.myNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23713227

Citation

Wan, Abdul Manan W M., et al. "Overweight and Obesity Among Malay Primary School Children in Kota Bharu, Kelantan: Parental Beliefs, Attitudes and Child Feeding Practices." Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, vol. 18, no. 1, 2012, pp. 27-36.
Wan AM, Norazawati AK, Lee YY. Overweight and obesity among Malay primary school children in Kota Bharu, Kelantan: parental beliefs, attitudes and child feeding practices. Malays J Nutr. 2012;18(1):27-36.
Wan, A. M., Norazawati, A. K., & Lee, Y. Y. (2012). Overweight and obesity among Malay primary school children in Kota Bharu, Kelantan: parental beliefs, attitudes and child feeding practices. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 18(1), 27-36.
Wan AM, Norazawati AK, Lee YY. Overweight and Obesity Among Malay Primary School Children in Kota Bharu, Kelantan: Parental Beliefs, Attitudes and Child Feeding Practices. Malays J Nutr. 2012;18(1):27-36. PubMed PMID: 23713227.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Overweight and obesity among Malay primary school children in Kota Bharu, Kelantan: parental beliefs, attitudes and child feeding practices. AU - Wan,Abdul Manan W M, AU - Norazawati,A K, AU - Lee,Y Y, PY - 2013/5/30/entrez PY - 2013/5/30/pubmed PY - 2013/6/14/medline SP - 27 EP - 36 JF - Malaysian journal of nutrition JO - Malays J Nutr VL - 18 IS - 1 N2 - INTRODUCTION: The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity among children has become a major public health problem in Malaysia. Parents play an important role in child feeding especially among younger children. METHODS: A study was conducted to evaluate the beliefs, attitudes and practices in child feeding among parents of normal weight, as well as overweight and obese primary school children in Kelantan using the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ). This cross-sectional study was carried out on 175 Malay children from three schools in Kota Bharu district in Kelantan. RESULTS: This study showed that 13.1% of the children were overweight and obese. Scores for perceived parent weight (p < 0.05) and perceived child weight (p < 0.001) were significantly higher among parents of overweight and obese children compared to parents of children with normal body weight. However, the score for pressure to eat among parents of overweight and obese children was significantly lower (p < 0.05) than parents of normal weight children. The perceived child weight (r = 0.468, p < 0.01), perceived parental weight (r = 0.190, p < 0.05) and food restriction (r = 0.179, p < 0.05) factors were found to be positively correlated with children's body mass index (BMI), whereas pressure to eat factor (r = -0.355, p < 0.01) was negatively correlated with children's body mass index (BMI). CONCLUSION: The findings showed that parental feeding practices were linked to children's weight status and childhood obesity. Therefore parents should be given education and guidance on appropriate child feeding practices to maintain their child's nutritional status on a healthy weight range. SN - 1394-035X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23713227/Overweight_and_obesity_among_Malay_primary_school_children_in_Kota_Bharu_Kelantan:_parental_beliefs_attitudes_and_child_feeding_practices_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/9028 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -