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Title Link between method of delivery and childhood overweight or obesity
Posted by Roselyn Butalid
Authors Butalid, Roselyn; Baculio, Lindy Lou; Mendoza, Ray II; Sarvida, Jean Florich
Publication date 2013
Journal Proceedings of The 3rd Annual International Conference Syiah Kuala University (AIC Unsyiah) 2013
Volume Volume 3
Issue Number 1
Pages 217-222
Abstract This study aimed to determine the relationship between the method of delivery and the incidence of overweight or obesity during childhood. This study was conducted on June 2012 to March 2013 in four selected elementary schools in Iligan City, Philippines wherein 96 overweight to obese children between 5-8 years old were selected as respondents through purposive sampling technique. A descriptive-correlational research design was used. To gather the pertinent data and information, a researcher-made questionnaire was employed. The data gathered were then tabulated and analyzed using frequency and percentage distribution, Chi-square test and Spearman correlation coefficient. It was found out that there is no sufficient evidence to harbor a significant relationship between the method of delivery and the incidence of childhood overweight or obesity among the respondents. Thus, other factors should be explored to relate to overweight or obesity in childhood.
Index terms / Keywords normal vaginal delivery, Cesarean section, childhood overweight, childhood obesity