Determinant of Obesity Among Women From Low Income Family In RW 05 Area Sub-district Cibubur 2021


  • Ichlasul Antari Hajar Nutrition Study Program, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Taufik Maryusman Nutrition Study Program, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Luh Desi Puspareni Nutrition Study Program, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia



body image, eating pattern, obesity determinant, qualitative study, physical activity


Obesity is one of the nutrition problems that the prevalence increases continuously. People from low socioeconomic status significantly increase. Likewise, obesity in a woman is more prone than man. This study aims to explore the causes of obesity in adult women who come from middle and lower families. The research was conducted using qualitative principles, which research method in-depth interviews and observations. The primary informants involved ten adult women who have obese nutritional status and the key informants were community leader and family members. Results showed the influence perception of body shape on the intention and willingness to lose weight. Wrong eating patterns are excess food intake and consumption of food and beverages, which lead to obesity along with less exercise and passive activity. Its behavior is affected by individual perceptions, social support, and the environment..


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