Prevalence of obesity among school children in the United Arab Emirates.

@article{AlHaddad2000PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of obesity among school children in the United Arab Emirates.},
  author={Faik H Al-Haddad and Yusur Al-Nuaimi and Boston Little and Maral Fathalla Thabit},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2000},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          498-502
        }
}
The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of obesity among schoolchildren in the United Arab Emirates, using the body mass index (BMI) as the indicator. The sample included 1,787 males and 2,288 females 6-16 years. Physicians and trained nurses measured height and weight, and the BMI (kg/m(2)) was calculated. The 50(th) centile of the BMI was not different from that for the US. Similarly, the height and weight of UAE children approximate the US reference data. About 8% of… CONTINUE READING
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