Obesity and Type II Diabetes in New Zealand Obesity and type II diabetes in New Zealand
C hild obesity is currently on the rise in New Zealand. Does this indicate even higher incidences of type II diabetes in New Zealands future? I chose this research topic because i am interested in childhood obesity and believe research and education needs to be priovided in order to save many children from easily preventable deaths and body damage, leading to type II diabetes. My Research Question was chosen based on this specific worrying topic portraying the relationship with rising childhood obesity and type II diabetes in New Zealand.
Methodology Quantatitive approach. My research requires features to be classified and counted(obese children in NZ developing type II diabetes) and then constructed in statistical models in an attempt to explain what is observed. Method: Questionaire. This method is simple, easy and can be educational to the children. The questionaire will give me the important, relevant and vital information needed for this research.
Research Plan Overveiw. *Sample of 250 obese children needed. *Primary, intermediate and high schools will be contacted. *Schools randomy chosen. *Analyse questionaire and work out BMI percentile for each child. *Obese children will be conatcted and asked to be monitored over the next 5 years for detection of type II diabetes developing.
All participants will be informed and entitled to their right to discontinue the research at any time they wish to. Confidentiality, and privacy is vital to the child family and school.
Data Analysis The data needs to be presented as easy to grasp and quick. The most important part of this research is the amount of obese children going on to develop type II diabetes during childhood. How it will be displayed? Graphs, frequency distributions, tables.
No. Obese children from questionaire. No. not obese children from questionaire. No. children developing/ have type II diabetes during childhood. Frequency Table Pie Graph
Implications for practise of this study. The main implication is having parents consent to ongoing monotoring over the next five years after analysisng the questioaire. Parents may not understand the reason and importance for this study. They may not be bothered about this problem. No parent wants to be told thier child is OBESE!
Treatement Diabetes can not be cured! But it can be easily prevented. Learning to make lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, and if diabetes has developed: weight loss. Type II diabetes needs to be managed on a day to day basis
Facts Approximately 2000 deathe per year in New Zealand due to type II diabetes aused by obesity. (HOR 2007) 90 % of type II diabetes cases are due to excess weight.