La Banudi, Wenny Ino Ischak, Suriana Koro, Purnomo Leksono



Background: Obesity that occurs in adolescents (age >18 years) shows a significant increase, from 12% in 2007 to 13% in 2010 and 19% in 2019 in males, and from 13% to 28% in 2013 in females. 

Objective: To analyze the prediction model of obesity among teachers in senior high school in Kendari.

Methods: This was a prediction cross-sectional study. There were 250 high school teachers were recruited from 12 senior high schools using purposive sampling. The instruments used were questionnaires (food frequency, consumption recall, and activities recall questionnaire), Seca weight scale, anthropometry microtoice, meter, computer program, and stationery. Data were analyzed using Chi-Square.

Results: Findings showed that there was a significant correlation between age group (p = 0.05), knowledge (p= 0.02), stress (p= 0.05) and diet (p= 0.013). The prediction factor of obesity among high school teachers is that teachers with an upper age (age> 45 years) tend to be obese 2.64 times that teachers at a young age (age <45 years). And if teachers experience stress, then they will suffer from obesity 2.17 times compared with teachers have no stress.

Conclusion: Factors associated with obesity in high school teachers in Kendari is age group, knowledge, stress and dietary factors while the factors that are not related in this study are attitudes about nutrition, activity and smoking habits. The highest predictors of obesity in teacher of senior high school are age and stress.


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