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dc.contributorEl Hazmi, M.A.F.EN
dc.contributorWarsy, A.S.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:47:29Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:47:29Z
dc.date.issued2000EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0602_3/emhj_2000_6_2_3_276_282.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118865
dc.description276-282EN
dc.description.abstractA total of 14 660 individuals were included in the study. A fasting blood sample and 2-hour post-glucose load blood sample from each participant were analysed for blood sugar. Participants were classified as diabetic or non-diabetic and as either obese [‎BMI > 30 kg/m2]‎, overweight [‎BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2]‎ or normal [‎BMI < 25 kg/m2]‎. The prevalence of obesity was calculated in the total sample and separately for diabetic and non-diabetic males and females. The results showed obesity and overweight in 13.05% and 27.23% of males and 20.26% and 25.20% of females respectively. The prevalence of both obesity and overweight were significantly higher among diabetics than non-diabetics. In each province, diabetics had a significantly higher prevalence of obesity than non-diabetics. Several interprovincial variations were seen. Public education on obesity and overweight and ways to decrease them are recommended in Saudi ArabiaEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectObesityEN
dc.subjectBody WeightEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subject.meshObesityEN
dc.titlePrevalence of overwieght and obesity in diabetic and non-diabetic SaudisEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (‎2-3)‎, 276-282, 2000


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