Fast Food Consumption Relations with Obesity in Children Age 10-12 Years
By : I Gede Arya Kresna Mahayana
Faculties : Fakultas Kedokteran
Department : PS. PENDIDIKAN DOKTER
The increasing prevalence of obesity in children is often associated with fast food habits of children consume excessively. The habit of eating fast food is considered to be a major contributor to obesity in society, especially in children. This study aimed to determine the relationship between fast food consumption (frequency, amount, and companion of fast food) against obesity in children aged 10-12 years. This study was a cross-sectional analytic study. The data used is the data obtained through questionnaires and direct measurement of height, weight and body mass index. The research sample is a junior high school students in the city of Denpasar and aged 10 to 12 years. Of the 230 samples were assessed, based on assessment of the frequency of consumption of fast food, there are 103 children who consume fast food with high frequency, there were 80 children (77.7%) were obese, with a value of p = 0.000. Based on the amount of fast food consumption, of the 104 children who consume fast food with the amount of ? 1927 kcal of energy, there were 80 children (76.9%) were obese, with a value of p = 0.000. Based companion consumption of fast food, from 138 children who consume fast food companion, there are 85 children (61.6%) are obese and the value of p = 0.000. The conclusions of this study showed that there is a significant relationship between fast food consumption and obesity based on the frequency of consumption, and consumption of fast food companion.
Keyword : fast food, obesity