Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Relationship between Educational Level and Incidence of Obesity among Adults in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

AS Adekoya1,2,3*, CI Ojo3, OA Mafimidiwo3,4 and FO Oyeleke5

1SAM Obesity Consult, Nigeria
2Marie Curie Academy, Abeokuta, Nigeria
3Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan, Nigeria
4Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
5Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: AS Adekoya, SAM Obesity Consult, Nigeria.

Received: May 28, 2020; Published: July 31, 2020



This study examined the relationship between educational level and the incidence of obesity among adults in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. A total of 240 respondents were selected from two different localities i.e. rural and urban, with their ages ranging from 20 years and 64 years. The educational level details were obtained based on the personal information given. The prevalence of obesity was determined using the Body Mass Index cut-off (≥ 30 kg/m2) to estimate those obese. The data were analyzed using descriptive and correlative parameters to demonstrate the influence of educational level and its resultant effect on income level and incidence of obesity across the sampled population. The results showed the highest level of among the rural males of lower educational status. Adjustments were made to establish relationship between educational attainments and BMI graphically. Conclusively, the study affirmed that educational level determines the income level and obesity mostly among the urban population. Findings of this nature can further provide functional insights into some socioeconomic developments that can help to overcome obesity epidemic.

Keywords: Educational Level; BMI; Adults; Trends



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Citation: AS Adekoya.,et al. “Relationship between Educational Level and Incidence of Obesity among Adults in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.8 (2020): 136-142.


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