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Title: Overweight and obesity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: can we control it?
Authors: Musaiger, A.O.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: Obesity has become an epidemic problem worldwide, and in the Eastern Mediterranean Region the status of overweight has reached an alarming level. A prevalence of 3%-9% overweight and obesity has been recorded among preschool children, while that among schoolchildren was 12%-25%. A marked increase in obesity generally has been noted among adolescents, ranging from 15% to 45%. In adulthood, women showed a higher prevalence of obesity [35%-75%] than men [30%-60%]. Several factors, such as change in dietary habits, socioeconomic factors, inactivity and multiparity [among women] determine obesity in this Region. There is an urgent need for national programmes to prevent and control obesity in the countries of the Region
Description: 789-793
Keywords: Child Welfare
Exercise
Food Habits
Needs Assessment
Obesity
Pregnancy
Socioeconomic Factors
Subject: Health Planning
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119480
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1006/10_6_2004_789_793.pdf
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