Peter J. Foster

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There is limited information on overweight and obesity in Saudi children and adolescents. The objective of this study was to establish the national prevalence of overweight and obesity in Saudi children and adolescents. METHODS The 2005 Saudi reference data set was used to calculate the body mass index (BMI) for children aged 5 to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Because there are no reference standards for body mass index (BMI) in Saudi children, we established BMI reference percentiles for normal Saudi Arabian children and adolescents and compared them with international standards. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Data from a stratified multistage probability sample were collected from the 13(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES No previous study has provided a detailed description of regional variations of growth within the various regions of Saudi Arabia. Thus, we sought to demonstrate differences in growth of children and adolescents in different regions. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The 2005 Saudi reference was based on a cross-sectional representative(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There is no published information on the prevalence of malnutrition in Saudi Arabia. The objective of this study was to establish the prevalence data. METHODS The prevalence of nutritional indicators in the form of underweight, stunting, and wasting in a national sample of children younger than 5 years of age was calculated using(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Data on stature in Saudi children and adolescents are limited. The objective of this report was to establish the national prevalence of short stature in Saudi children and adolescents. DESIGN AND SETTING Community-based, cross-sectional study conducted over 2 years (2004, 2005) PATIENTS AND METHODS The national data set of the(More)
The author studied both the amount and cognitive level of teacher questions and student discussion in 62 small clinical discussion groups comprising 119 third-year medical students. After analyzing the transcripts from over 75 hours in small clinical discussion groups, the investigator examined in detail how much the "process" of the small group interaction(More)
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