Dietary habits associated with obesity among adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

@article{Zaal2009DietaryHA,
  title={Dietary habits associated with obesity among adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.},
  author={A A bin Zaal and Abdulrahman Obaid Musaiger and Reshma D'Souza},
  journal={Nutricion hospitalaria},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={437-44}
}
AIM to study the association between the dietary habits and behavioural factors with the increased risk of obesity amongst adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHOD A cross-sectional study was carried out among 661 adolescents (324 boys and 337 girls) aged 12 to 17 years selected by means of a multistage stratified random sampling technique. RESULTS The highest percentage of obesity was observed at 14 years of age in boys (30.5%) and at 13 years of age in girls (35.4%). There… CONTINUE READING