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The Prevalence and Selected Determinants of Overweight and and Obesity Among Children and Adolescent in the City of Al-Ain, UAE

dc.contributor.advisorJackson, Robert Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorAl-Shamsi, Reem Saeeden_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-22T16:10:47Z
dc.date.available2008-04-22T16:10:47Z
dc.date.issued2008-02-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/7856
dc.description.abstractObesity is a serious epidemic that is increasing rapidly worldwide. Obesity in the UAE is associated with the rapid increase of wealth and the dramatic impact of economic development since the oil boom in the 1930s. The aim of the study is to determine the childhood obesity rates in Al-Ain City by comparing the CDC 2000 and IOTF BMI cut offs with various factors associated with overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. Data were obtained from 10 schools in Al-Ain for both male and female students ages from 8 to 16 years. The prevalence of overweight and obesity using CDC were 12% boys; 12.7% girls and 14% boys; 13.6% girls, respectively. Using the IOTF, 14.5% boys and 17.6% girls were overweight and 9.6% in boys and 12.9% girls were obese. Overweight and obesity are prevalent in Al-Ain City. Underweight seems to be another public health concern among schoolchildren.en_US
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dc.titleThe Prevalence and Selected Determinants of Overweight and and Obesity Among Children and Adolescent in the City of Al-Ain, UAEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentNutritionen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHealth Sciences, Nutritionen_US


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