Determinants of Overweight and Obesity Among Saudi Women of Childbearing
Khalid S. Aljabri1*, Samia A. Bokhari2, Nawaf K. Aljabri3 & Bandari K. Aljabri4
1Department of Medicine, Dr. Sulaiman Alhabib, AlKhobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2Department of Endocrinology, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3Department of Laboratory, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4College of Medicine, Um Al Qura University, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Khalid S. Aljabri, Department of Medicine, Dr. Sulaiman Alhabib, AlKhobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Keywords: Overweight; Obesity and Women of Childbearing Age
Background and Objective
Overweight and obesity among women of childbearing age are important. We aim to evaluate the frequency of overweight and obesity among Saudi women of childbearing age.
We conducted a cross section study to analyze female participants. A total of 5152 between the ages 15 to 49 years were selected to be enrolled for the present study between January 2018 to December 2019 at the Endocrinology Department of King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. BMI values classified into groups as lean (BMI <18 BMI=18.5>2), overweight (BMI=25.0 - 29.9kg/m2), obese Grade I (BMI=30 - 34.9kg/m2), obese Grade II (BMI=35.0 - 39.9kg/m2) and morbidly obese (obese Grade III) (BMI?40kg/m2).
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