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The objectives were to discover the prevalence of disordered eating attitudes (EAs) among adolescent males and females, and the association of obesity with EA in seven Arab countries. A multistage stratified sampling technique was used to select secondary students aged 15-18 years from cities in Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Sharijah(More)
Objective. The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents in seven Arab countries using similar reference standard. Methods. A school-based cross-sectional study was carried out in seven cities in Arab countries, namely, Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Palestine, Syria, and United Arab Emirates. A multistage(More)
OBJECTIVE To highlight the perceived personal, social, and environmental barriers to healthy eating and physical activity among Arab adolescents. METHOD A multistage stratified sampling method was used to select 4698 students aged 15-18 years (2240 males and 2458 females) from public schools. Seven Arab counties were included in the study, namely,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents in five Arab countries, relative to age and sex. METHODS A multistage stratified random sampling technique was used to select the secondary school students from five Arab countries (Kuwait, Libya, Palestine, Syria and United Arab Emirates). The total sample was 3302 (1584(More)
INTRODUCTION Dietary and lifestyle behaviours among adolescents are risk factors for several chronic diseases in adulthood. OBJECTIVE To examine the differences in dietary habits and lifestyle between male and female adolescents in Syria. MATERIALS AND METHOD A cross-sectional multi-stage stratified sampling study was carried out on adolescents,(More)
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