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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 502) Last page : ( 507)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2018.01506.1

The association between eat culture and obesity among adolescents in tana toraja

Yetti R Erni1,8,*, Safar Muhammad2, Zulkifli Andi3, Indriasari Rahayu4, Tombeg Zadrak5, Manggabarani Saskiyanto6, Hadi Anto J.7

1Student Doctoral Program of the Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

2Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Public Health

3Professor of Epidemiology at the Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

4Nutrition Lecturer at Public Health Faculty, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

5Lecturers of Maternal and Child Health, Sinar Kasih Midwifery Academy Toraja, Tana Toraja, Indonesia

6Nutrition Lecturer, Faculty of Public Health, Helvetia Institute of Health, Medan, Indonesia

7Lecturer, Faculty of Public Health, Helvetia Institute of Health, Medan, Indonesia

8Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences Lecturer, Sinar kasih Midwifery Academy Toraja, Tana Toraja, Indonesia

*Correspondence Author: Erni Yetti R E-mail: erniyetti12345@gmail.com

Online published on 7 December, 2018.

Abstract

Obesity is a new problem experienced by the world population, especially developing countries. Obese sufferers increase the risk of degenerative diseases, mental health and death. The aim is to analyze the cultural relationship between eating and the incidence of obesity in adolescents. This study was cross sectional survey by using purposive sampling to select samples. A total 79 adolescents were selected and investigated during this study. The result of this study shows a relationship between fast food consumption and the incidence of obesity (p<0.001). There is a significant relationship between food frequency and obesity (p<0.001). There is no correlation between food preference and obesity (p=0.833). Eat culture has a correlation with the incidence of obesity in terms of food consumption, meal frequency but not food preference. Food culture is closely related to local customs. Especially in fast food consumption and daily food preferences. It is suggested to adolescents to concern on their food consumption by knowing the principle of balanced consumption, and more intelligent in choosing the food that will be consumed.

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Keywords

Obesity, Eat Culture, Fast Food Consumption, Meal Frequency, Food Preference.

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