Objectives To investigate the detection rate of overweight and obesity in Han, Uygur and Kazakh Children and adolescents of Xinjiang.
Methods Random samples were used to analyse the detection rate of overweight and obesity based on data from Han, Uygur and Kazakh Children and adolescents aged 7-14 years from 3 regions in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, including Hetian locality, Kashi locality and Fuhai locality. All subjects were investigated by family and personal general situation and the physical examination.
Results The present study was performed in 13809 Han, Uygur and Kazakh Children and adolescents aged 0-18 and eligible data of 11903 subjects were actually analysed aged 7-14 years of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The detection rate of obesity were significantly higher in female than in male, the detection rate of overweight were significantly higher in male than in female (x2 = 9.072, P < 0.05). Different nationality students of overweight and obesity rate of different, Kazakh students are overweight detection rate is highest, the Han nationality students the highest detection rate of obesity, difference have statistical significance (x2 = 390.50, P < 0.05).
Conclusions The detection rate of obesity were significantly higher than the national average level of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. There are different gender and ethnic students of differences. Counter-measures must be taken immediately so as to prevent the development of obesity. Most importantly, we must make people realize the harm of obesity to our Children.