Funding agencies: The authors acknowledge A Project Supported by Hunan Provincial Sports Bureau [Kt12-016] and A Teaching Research and Reform Project Supported by Hunan University of Science and Technology [G31056] provided by Menglong Li.
Obesity status of middle school students in Xiangtan and its relationship with Internet addiction
Version of Record online: 20 SEP 2013
Copyright © 2013 The Obesity Society
Volume 22, Issue 2, pages 482–487, February 2014
How to Cite
Li, M., Deng, Y., Ren, Y., Guo, S. and He, X. (2014), Obesity status of middle school students in Xiangtan and its relationship with Internet addiction. Obesity, 22: 482–487. doi: 10.1002/oby.20595
Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest. The authors are responsible for the content and writing of the article.
Author contributions: Menglong Li conceived and carried out experiments, analyzed data, and wrote the article. All authors were involved in checking and revising the paper and had final approval of the submitted and published versions.
- Issue online: 3 FEB 2014
- Version of Record online: 20 SEP 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 8 AUG 2013 08:38AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Received: 11 MAR 2013
To investigate the state of middle school students' obesity in Xiangtan, China and to study the influence of Internet addiction on obesity. Subjects: 1,150 junior and senior middle school students in Xiangtan, China.
Design and Methods
The research subjects were select randomly for the study. The height and body weight of human body were measured and the obesity state was judged according to BMI value and the Working Group on Obesity in China (WGOC) standard. The questionnaire for the survey of middle school students' basic situation was designed and a survey of the respondents' personal information and the contributory factors to obesity was conducted. The Middle School Students' Internet Addiction Diagnosis Scale was adopted for measuring and judging the Internet addiction of the research subjects.
(1) The total detection rate of obesity was 23.57%. (2) The overall detection rate of Internet addiction was 21.23%. (3) The detection rate of obesity in middle school students with Internet addiction (32.92%) was significantly higher than that without Internet addiction (21.06%). Logistic regression showed that Internet addiction was an independent risk factor of obesity.
Internet addiction is related to obesity of middle school students.