Descriptive Statistics

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Descriptive Statistics

Descriptive Statistics


The obesity is a chronic disease caused by many reasons and with many complications, is characterized by excess fat in the body and occurs when the body mass index in adults is greater than 25 units. Worldwide the number of people with excess body weight (obesity) takes epidemic proportions. The causes leading to this disease are associated with different factors: genetic, socioeconomic, psychological, hormonal, related to development, and reduced activity physical. In recent past an overweight person was considered healthy, but now thanks to research and development on this topic, people know that obesity has multiple complications and is the cause of several diseases notably the cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and cancer.

Obese people are at high risk of death or diseases compare with any other form of illness, injury and even accident. Obesity can be defined by BMI (Body Mass Index). The BMI as a calculation, and the widely accepted guidelines that accompany it, come with considerable controversy. For example, in the 1990s, the guidelines used to determine overweight and obese individuals was adjusted downward to include those with a BMI of 25-26; no adjustment is made for lean muscle mass. Obesity is often defined as being 20 percent over the midpoint of one's accepted weight range (using the height weight charts) or above 30 on the BMI. Morbid obesity is defined as weighing almost twice the weight the chart says they should, or above 35 on the BMI.


Obsessed people can control obesity and the complication associated with this disease can be controlled through proper diet and regular exercise.

Annotated Bibliography

Glazebrook, C., Batty, M., Mullan, N., MacDonald, I., Nathan, D., Sayal, K., Smyth, A., Yang, M., Guo, B. and Hollis, C. (2011), "Evaluating the effectiveness of a schools-based programme to promote exercise self-efficacy in children and young ...
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