profile of body mass index of upper Egypt children

Document Type : Original Article


1 oral maxillofacial surgery,rfaculty of oral and dental medicine ..south valley university

2 lecturer department of pediatric dentistry and dental public health, faculty of oral and dental medecine soutgh valley university




Underweight and heavy weight is significant signs to suspect health problem,as malnourished,diabetic,anemic patient or even patient under chemotherapy program so that awareness of such problems through society is very important

Aim of the study

The aim of the study is to give an idea about body mass index prevalence among a culture of female and male children of Upper Egypt ,visiting faculty of oral and dental medicine south valley university , Qena governorate

both weight and height of children visiting our faculty of dentistry were recorded and related by special equation to obtain body mass index ,and four categories of body mass index was obtained


511 children were examined, and the body mass index was 70.7% Underweight, 21.7%normal 4.3%Overweight and 2.9%obese


underweight category was the most prevalent one throughtout this study ,and this may lead to medical disorders and social awareness is mandated to manage this problem


Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 31 January 2023
  • Receive Date: 21 July 2022
  • Revise Date: 01 April 2023
  • Accept Date: 17 September 2022
  • First Publish Date: 31 January 2023