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dc.contributor.authorAlRodhan, Yousif
dc.contributor.authorAlAbdeen, Yousef
dc.contributor.authorSaleh, Eisa
dc.contributor.authorAlFodari, Naser
dc.contributor.authorAlSaqer, Hamad
dc.contributor.authorAlhumoud, Farah
dc.contributor.authorThalib, Lukman
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-09T22:38:53Z
dc.date.available2020-02-09T22:38:53Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397
dc.identifier.doi10.26719/emhj.18.060
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391240
dc.description.abstractBackground: Childhood obesity is on the increase in the Middle East. Aims: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of obesity in those aged six to eight years and to investigate maternal perception of child weight. Methods: A nation-wide study of data on height and weight were obtained from nurses’ records, and maternal perceptions were assessed through a self-administered questionnaire. Sample size comprised 2208 individuals with BMI measurements and 1002 with BMI and maternal perception data. Results: The prevalence of overweight and obese children combined was 40.9% as per WHO cut-off values and 39.7% as per Centres for Disease Control and Prevention categorizations. We also found that 77.9% of overweight and 45.4% of obese children were perceived by their mothers to have healthy body weights. Additionally, 39.8% of children with normal weight were also judged by their mothers to be underweight. Conclusions: An alarmingly high prevalence of childhood obesity among Kuwaiti children, coupled with mothers distorted perception of their child’s actual weight status is a serious concern that requires urgent public health intervention.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWorld Health Organization
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.emro.who.int/emhj-volume-25-2019/volume-25-issue-7/obesity-and-maternal-perception-a-cross-sectional-study-of-children-aged-6-to-8-years-in-kuwait.html
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom465
dc.relation.ispartofpageto472
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Care Sciences & Services
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Policy & Services
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health
dc.titleObesity and maternal perception: a cross-sectional study of children aged 6 to 8 years in Kuwait
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAlRodhan, Y; AlAbdeen, Y; Saleh, E; AlFodari, N; AlSaqer, H; Alhumoud, F; Thalib, L, Obesity and maternal perception: a cross-sectional study of children aged 6 to 8 years in Kuwait, Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2019, 25 (7), pp. 465-472
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-10-26
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo
dc.date.updated2020-02-09T22:34:44Z
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