Background Obesity is one of the most serious health problems of the modern world.
Aim Was to assess the prevalence of obesity in adolescents, who are treated in the school infirmary “SMT” Health Center Novi Sad.
Material and Methods The study was conducted among high school students across the measurement of anthropometric parameters and calculate body mass index. The students answered questions about the quality and quantity of food and liquid intake, frequency and duration of physical activity or no activity.
Results The study lasted over two academic years (2009 to 2011.), The number of učenika. Gojaznih 92.93%: 16.23%, fed: 4.49% ideal body weight had: 72.21% of students. Rolls for meals consumed 62.47% of adolescents, the liquid entered in the form of soda 71.82%, not soda and water was used by 21.12%, adolescents consumed sweets daily: 80.85% of adolescents. Only 39.57%, daily participation in the sport, and they rarely participate 9.23%, 73.56% of them even sit in front of the TV or computer, with 2 or more hours a day.
Conclusion The consequence of obesity is sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, improper and inadequate and Save. Preventive measures should focus on: diet, physical activity, reducing sedentary habits, which is a prerequisite for the prevention of possible consequences made in adulthood.