The purpose of this study was to determine fatness, obesity and growth in Body Height (BH), Body Mass (BM), Body Mass Index (BMI), and Body Surface Area (BSA) among the Fourth Basic Grades in Governmental Schools in Palestine, and construct norms of these variables. Furthermore, to determine the differences in (BH), (BM), (BMI) and (BSA) according to the class and gender variables. Also, to determine the prevalence of fatness and obesity among students. The sample consisted of (2200) male and female students from (11) educational governorate in West-Bank. The results revealed that the means of Height (Ht), (BM), (BMI), and (BSA) for male were respectively: (126.38 cm, 26.99 kg 16.67 kg/m2 and 0.97 m2), and for female were respectively: (125.25 cm, 26.48 kg,16.65 kg/m2 and 0.95 m2).Furthermore, the results indicated a significant differences in all variables except (BMI) between male and female in favor of male, and according to the class in all variables in favor of the higher one, the prevalence of fatness and obesity where (25.9%). Based on the findings of the study the researchers recommended to increase attention of follow up development, nutrition, obesity and health among students
Abdelnaser. A. Qadumi, Munther. A. Nasrallah*
Fatness, Obesity, Body Height, Body Mass, Body Mass Index, Body Surface Area, Fourth Basic Grades, Palestine.