Prevalence and covariates of obesity in Lebanon: findings from the first epidemiological study.

@article{Sibai2003PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and covariates of obesity in Lebanon: findings from the first epidemiological study.},
  author={A M Sibai and Nahla Hwalla and Nada Adra and Boushra Rahal},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 11},
  pages={1353-61}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity and examine associated covariates in the Lebanese population. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES A cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of 2104 individuals, 3 years of age and older. Anthropometric measurements and dietary assessments were conducted following standard methods and techniques. Overweight and obesity (classes I to III) were defined according to internationally standardized criteria for classification of BMI… CONTINUE READING