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dc.contributorAbalkhail, B.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:14:06Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:14:06Z
dc.date.issued2002EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0804_5/emhj_2002_8_4_5_470_479.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119188
dc.description470-479EN
dc.description.abstractOverweight and obesity trends were investigated for schoolchildren and adolescents in Jeddah using data from 1994 and 2000. Individuals aged 10-20 years were selected using multistage stratified random sampling and direct measurements were made of body weight and height. Percentiles were calculated for body mass index [‎BMI]‎, body weight and height for specific age and sex strata. For both sexes, BMI increased between 1994 and 2000 at the 50th percentile but higher still at the 85th and 95th percentiles. The increase in body weight and BMI were marked for all age groups; however boys showed the largest increase aged 10-16 years, whereas girls showed the lowest at 14-16 years. Public health intervention is crucial to prevent or reduce overweight and obesity among youthEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAge DistributionEN
dc.subjectAnthropometryEN
dc.subjectBody Mass IndexEN
dc.subjectChild Nutrition DisordersEN
dc.subjectChild WelfareEN
dc.subjectFood HabitsEN
dc.subjectLife StyleEN
dc.subjectNutritional StatusEN
dc.subjectPublic HealthEN
dc.subjectRisk FactorsEN
dc.subjectUrban HealthEN
dc.subject.meshObesityEN
dc.titleOverweight and obesity among Saudi Arabian children and adolescents between 1994 and 2000EN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (‎4-5)‎, 470-479, 2002


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