Prediabetes among overweight and obese school-aged children: A cross-sectional study

Kadek Ayu-Erika, Arnis Puspitha, Ilkafah, Syahrul Syahrul

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Objective: This study aims to determine the description of prediabetes events in children based on socio-demographic, anthropometric, and lifestyle characteristics. Method: This cross-sectional study involved 110 school-aged children and their parents. Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children (PAQ-C) was used to examine children's physical activity, HbA1c measured to evaluate diabetes status, and feeding behavior questionnaire is given to students and through interviews. Results: Prevalence of overweight and obese children who have an HbA1c level between 5.2% and 5.6% was 62.7%. Obese and overweight children are less support from family 72.2%, exercise once a week 82.7% with duration less than 60 min 68.2%, the habit of snacking 64.5%, and consumption of fast food ≥ two times a week 62.7%. Conclusion: Socio-demographic, cultural family, and lifestyle play a role in increasing the risk of incident prediabetes in overweight and obese children of school age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • HbA1c level
  • Lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Prediabetes


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