Hashim Jaddou

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OBJECTIVES To determine cutoff values for body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) as indicators of metabolic abnormalities in the adult Jordanian population. METHODS A structured questionnaire was administered to collect relevant information. Anthropometric measurements and biochemical(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the number of maternal deaths per 100000 live births during 2007-2008 among Jordanian women; to identify the causes of maternal mortality; and to compare the results with those of the last report for 1995-1996. METHODS Reproductive-age mortality study of maternal deaths among women aged 15-49 years in Jordan in 2007-2008. RESULTS(More)
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MeS) and its individual components in Jordanian children and adolescents aged 7-18 years and determine the factors that are associated with clustering of metabolic abnormalities. MeS was defined using the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition. The prevalence of MeS was(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Jordanian children and adolescents and to determine their association with metabolic abnormalities. METHODS In a national population-based household survey, a systematic sample of households was selected. All members aged ?7 years in the selected households were invited to participate in(More)
Evidence of the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and metabolic syndrome (MeS) remains uncertain and incongruent. This study aimed to determine the association between 25(OH)D and MeS among Jordanian adults. A complex multistage sampling technique was used to select a national population-based household sample. The present report deals(More)
BACKGROUND Research on the clustering and relative importance of the metabolic syndrome components in children and adolescents is scarce. This study was conducted to explore the factor structure of the central metabolic syndrome variables in Jordanian children and adolescents using exploratory factor analysis. METHODS This study included 665 children and(More)
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