Malaysia: Obesity risk factors in women
A study of Malaysian women aged 20-59 years estimated obesity prevalence at 16.7%. Women aged 50-59 years had higher obesity prevalence (58.2%) than women aged 20-49 years (45.6%). Women with no formal education had a higher obesity prevalence (28.8%) compared to those with formal education (16%). Only 6.9% of single women were obese, compared to 18.6% of married women. Orang Asli, Eurasians, and Sikhs had the highest obesity prevalence followed by Malays, Indians, and Chinese.
"The prevalence and factors associated with obesity among adult women in Selangor, Malaysia"
Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2009; 8: 2 (open access)
Date Posted: 20 April 2009