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Prevalence of overweight and obesity in diabetic and non-diabetic Saudis.
East Mediterr Health J. 2000 Mar-May; 6(2-3):276-82.EM

Abstract

A 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 Arabia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11556013

Citation

el-Hazmi, M A., and A S. Warsy. "Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Diabetic and Non-diabetic Saudis." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 6, no. 2-3, 2000, pp. 276-82.
el-Hazmi MA, Warsy AS. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in diabetic and non-diabetic Saudis. East Mediterr Health J. 2000;6(2-3):276-82.
el-Hazmi, M. A., & Warsy, A. S. (2000). Prevalence of overweight and obesity in diabetic and non-diabetic Saudis. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 6(2-3), 276-82.
el-Hazmi MA, Warsy AS. Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Diabetic and Non-diabetic Saudis. East Mediterr Health J. 2000 Mar-May;6(2-3):276-82. PubMed PMID: 11556013.
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