Bullying, overweight and physical activity in school children of Karachi

  • Musleh uddin Kalar University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, CANADA
  • Tashaba Qaiser Faizi Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • Maheen Jawed Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • Sumaira Khalil Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • Sara M Hussain Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • Mushkbar Fatima Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • Faiza Aslam Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • Hasnain Abbas Dharamshi Karachi Medical and Dental College
  • Tahira Naqvi

Abstract

The pessimistic community and emotional consequence of childhood obesity together with being liked to a less significant extent by peers, being rejected by peers, and being the victims of various structure of peer violence such as bullying are a major teenage dilemma. Bullying comprises of a variety of actions that result in a disparity of supremacy involving the assailant and the sufferer. Bullying was evaluated by Olweus Bullying Questionnaire (OBQ) and BMI was estimated by Childhood Obesity Working Group of the International Obesity Task Force. In response to the question how often you bullied at school in past couple of months 38.81% students replied once or twice, 9% students replied several times a week, 6.2% students replied once a week. BMI categories (Normal Weight/Overweight and Obese) was compared with the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire, I as hit, kicked, punched, thrown around the door on chi square test which showed statistically significant results (p=0.036). Bullying was significantly associated with obese school children. There should be proper knowledge and understanding of students regarding what bully actually is and report to their teachers and parents.

Published
Jul 24, 2015
How to Cite
KALAR, Musleh uddin et al. Bullying, overweight and physical activity in school children of Karachi. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, july 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1211>. Date accessed: 15 oct. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1767.
Section
Global Health & Health Policy

Keywords

bullying; overweight; physical activity

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