Relationship Between the Family Environment and Childhood Obesity
Objective: To determine the association of family environment with childhood obesity. Methodology: This case control study was conducted in Public and Private schools of Lahore city and was analyzed in Department of Community Medicine, Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore from November 2015 to May 2016.Students having age 8 to 10 years studying in grade 4 and 5 were selected for this study. Results: After compiling the results, it was noted that childhood obesity was associated with parental BMI, eating between regular meals, TV viewing >4hours/day and physical activity <20min/day. Conclusion: Results of this study revealed that childhood obesity is associated with risk factors of family environment (parental BMI, eating between regular meals, TV viewing >4hours/day and physical activity <20min/day).