BODY MASS INDEX IN SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENTS AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH CHARACTERISTIC DEMOGRAPHICS
|Author/s||NAZLI MAHDINASARI NASUTION, BAHAGIA LOEBIS, MUSTAFA MAHMUD AMIN|
|Source||International Journal of Research in Medical and Health Sciences pg 01-06 Vol 21. No. 01– 2017|
People with schizophrenia have a high risk for some physical health problems, including obesity (overweight). Overweight increases the risk of morbidity from a number of conditions such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory and endometrial disorders, and cancers. Overweight is associated with increased mortality and social stigmatization. Data show obesity to be 2 to 3 times more frequent in schizophrenic patients than in the general population.The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of body mass index in schizophrenic patients and to know …….
|Keywords||Overweight, obesity, body mass index, schizophrenia|
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