Circumcenter of centroid of fuzzy number for identifying risk factors of obesity: a qualitative evaluation

Circumcenter of centroid of fuzzy number for identifying risk factors of obesity: a qualitative... Obesity and its associated health problems have been considered as a burden to health care providers where treatment may incur tremendous loss of public fund. Recent studies reveal that authentic factors contributed to obesity are very much inconclusive. Magnitude of risks for each factor remains unknown. This paper aims to propose risk values for the selected risk factors contributed to the development of obesity using an approach of ranking fuzzy number. The method of ranking fuzzy numbers based on circumcenter of centroid is proposed. The proposed model, which takes into account spread, area, and distance of trapezoidal fuzzy numbers was implemented to the case of obesity. Three experts were invited to provide qualitative linguistic evaluation over the importance of risk factors toward development of obesity. The risk values obtained from the proposed method unveiled that the factor of family history is the highest risk factor followed by sedentary life style. The results also indicate that gender is lowest risk factor. An implication for the general public is that the importance of knowing the status of family history and also the awareness in practising healthy life style. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Circumcenter of centroid of fuzzy number for identifying risk factors of obesity: a qualitative evaluation

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/circumcenter-of-centroid-of-fuzzy-number-for-identifying-risk-factors-iMl24k5IzX
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-015-0270-5
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial