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Table 2 Prevalence (%) of obesity and overweight amongst children and adolescents by sex, age range and setting of the study

From: Obesity and overweight in Bangladeshi children and adolescents: a scoping review

  Author(s) and year Age range Settings Sex Prevalence of overweight/obesity
Group A Jesmin et al., 2011 0-59 months Urban Both Obesity: 3.9%
Rahman et al., 2009 24-59 months Rural Both At risk of overweight- male: 0.3%, female: 0.6%
Overweight- male: 1.1%, female: 0.6%
Sultan et al., 2008 1-12 months Urban Both Obesity: 14%; Overweight: 25.6%
BBS/UNICEF, 2007 0-59 months Rural and urban Both Overweight/Obesity1.4% (male: 1.2%, female: 1.6%)
Severe overweight/obesity: 0.3%
de Onis et al., 2000 < 5 years Rural and urban Both Overweight: 1.1%
Group B Hossain et al., 2012 15-19 years1 Rural and urban Females only Obesity: less than 1%
Corsi et al., 2011 15-19 years1 Rural and urban Females only Overweight: 1.6%
Kurshed et al., 2010 10-18 years Urban Females only Overweight/obesity: 4.6%
Sultana, 2010 6-13 years Urban Both Overweight: 13.2%; Obesity: 17.8%
Khan et al., 2009 13-19 years2 Urban Females only Overweight: 2.1%; Obesity: 0.9%
Balarajan et al., 2009 15-18 years1 Urban Females only Overweight/obesity: 1.8%
Shafique et al., 2007 15-18 years1 Rural and urban Females only Zero prevalence of overweight or obesity
Ferdousi et al., 2011 6-10 years Urban Both Overweight: 18.32% and higher among males (10.9%)
Group C Mohsin et al., 2010 3-18 years Urban Both Overweight: 23.6%; Obesity: 17.9%
Rahman et al., 2002 2-10 years Urban Both Obesity: 7.6%
Rahman et al., 1998 2-10 years Urban Both Overweight: 11.5%; Obesity: 13%
Das et al., 2013 < 5 years3 Urban Both Overweight & obesity in < 5: 5.15%
   5-19 years    Overweight & obesity in 5-19 years: 6.7%
  1. Group A: ≤5years of age.
  2. Group B: >5 years of age.
  3. Group C: Mixed group including subjects younger and older than 5 years of age.
  4. 1Age range in overall sample was between 15 to 49 years.
  5. 2Age range of overall sample was between 13 to 49 years.
  6. 3Overall sample also included > 19 years adults.