Environmental Mapping Framework and Childhood Obesity in Selangor, Malaysia

Authors

  • Hayati Adilin Mohd Abd Majid
  • Ajau Danis
  • Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni
  • Mastura Khalid

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.201

Abstract

The schools environment might be one of the factors that contribute to childhood obesity since children spent most of their time at school. This study aimed to identify the compliance of selected schools in Selangor, Malaysia with whole-school mapping framework and prevalence of obesity among primary school children in rural and urban environmental settings. A total of 1200 children aged 10-11 years from 60 schools in rural and urban area in Selangor involved in this study and their BMI was calculated. The compliance of each school environmental factors was determined by using whole-school environmental mapping framework's questionnaires.

© 2016 The Authors. Published by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Childhood obesity; whole-school environmental mapping; BMI status; rural and urban settings 

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Published

2016-06-26

How to Cite

Mohd Abd Majid, H. A., Danis, A., Ahmad Sharoni, S. K., & Khalid, M. (2016). Environmental Mapping Framework and Childhood Obesity in Selangor, Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 97-105. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i1.201