Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of stunting, underweight, and overweight among Palestinian school adolescents (13-15 years) in two major governorates in the West Bank

@inproceedings{Mikki2009PrevalenceAS,
  title={Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of stunting, underweight, and overweight among Palestinian school adolescents (13-15 years) in two major governorates in the West Bank},
  author={Nahed Mikki and Hanan F. Abdul-Rahim and Faisal Awartani and Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND There is little information about height and weight status of Palestinian adolescents. The objective of this paper was to assess the prevalence of stunting, underweight, and overweight/obesity among Palestinian school adolescents (13-15 years) and associated sociodemographic factors in 2 major governorates in the West Bank. METHODS A Cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2005 comprising 1942 students in 65 schools in Ramallah and Hebron governorates. Data was collected through… CONTINUE READING
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