Assessment of Obesity, Lifestyle, and Reproductive Health Needs of Female Citizens of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Carter, Anne O., Saadi, Hussain F., Reed, Richard L., Dunn, Earl V., Journal of Health Population and Nutrition
This study was conducted to determine the reproductive and lifestyle characteristics in a representative sample (n=535) of women in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, to guide the development of health programmes for this population with rising affluence. A cross-sectional survey was carried out using the stratified two-stage sampling technique. Although most women were young, were pre-menopausal, did not smoke, reported good health status, and 84% (95% confidence interval [CI] 81-87%) reported being sufficiently active to meet expert recommendations, the prevalence of obesity (defined by body mass index ≥30) was very high (35%; 95% CI 31-39%) and many (28%; 95% CI 24-32%) …
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Publication information: Article title: Assessment of Obesity, Lifestyle, and Reproductive Health Needs of Female Citizens of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Contributors: Carter, Anne O. - Author, Saadi, Hussain F. - Author, Reed, Richard L. - Author, Dunn, Earl V. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Health Population and Nutrition. Volume: 22. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2004. Page number: 75+. © 2009 International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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