Surveillance system brfss in jordan, the first middle eastern country to implement this system, which focuses on noncommunicable diseases ncds. Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is the term used to indicate the high range of weight for an individual of given height that is associated with adverse health effects. Obesity and related factors among jordanian women of. Obesity rates are projected to increase further by 2030, and korea and switzerland are the countries where obesity rates are projected to increase at a faster pace. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents in. Prevalence, associated factors, comorbidities, and change in prevalence over ten years article pdf available in metabolic syndrome and related disorders 62. A total of 2,1 children 1,052 boys and 1,079 girls were selected at random using. In recent decades, the prevalence of obesity among adolescents has increased worldwide. Aldomi the university of jordan, 2010 1 obesity pandemic in jordan out of control.
Many national and governorate level studies have measured the prevalence of overweight and obesity among different jordanian age groups. Nathaniel jordan the minister of wellness rocks and is awesome anthony lost 65 pounds. In jordan, the prevalence of obesity has been increasing in both men 28% and women 53% aged. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among female children aged 612 years in the north of jordan by age multivariate analysis of factors associated with overweight among children aged 612 years. Overweight and obesity among school children in jordan. This study aimed to investigate, on a national level, the prevalence of short stature ss, underweight, overweight, and obesity among school aged children in jordan. This data brief presents findings on trends in obesity prevalence from the most recent national and minnesota brfss data. Jordan has witnessed a fast rise in risk factors for chronic diseases. Changes in the regional prevalence of child obesity in 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students in texas from 20002002 to 20042005 deanna m. Studies conducted in arab countries indicated that obesity remains a significant problem in most countries despite economic and cultural disparities among them. The diagnosed prevalence of diabetes among jordanian adults aged 18 years or older increased from 6. Prevalence of obesity and knowledge of health risk.
Health effects of overweight and obesity in 195 countries over 25. A systematic random sample of 340 persons aged between 18 and 70 years was selected from those who accompanied patients during their visit to the outpatient clinics in the medical centre of jordan university of science and technology in north of jordan. Studies relating to the asia oceania region are particularly welcome, given the increasing burden of obesity in asia. This is a list of countries ranked by the proportion of the population that is obese. Salt lake city, ut 84081 provides community resources for good nutrition, physical activity, better sleep, and managing stress. Pdf overweight and obesity among school children in. A sample of households was systematically selected from. Obesity is a chronic health condition that is increasing at alarming rates in the united states, particularly among lowincome children.
Oct 03, 2016 this study aimed to investigate, on a national level, the prevalence of short stature ss, underweight, overweight, and obesity among school aged children in jordan. Below listing website ranking, similar webs, backlinks. The overall prevalence of obesity body mass index, bmi or 30 kgm2 was 49. On the other hand, central obesity is measured by in ban areas and among women. In 20, overweight or obesity among girls and boys were 22% and 24% respectively in developed countries and nearly % were found to be obese or overweight 3. Obesity and occupational therapy position paper you will receive an email whenever this article is corrected, updated, or cited in the literature. In 2005, the world health organization measured that 1. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. Anthropometric and biochemical characteristics were measured. This survey, which included data from medical examinations, reported on changes over time in obesity and diabetes, on the percent. All participants underwent periodontal examination, had anthropometric.
National commitment to a ccccttttiiiioooonnnn on social. The mission in collaboration with the mission of ifso to unify the jordanian scientific, surgical and integrated health communities, for the purpose of dissemination of knowledge, collaboration and establishing universal standards of care for the treatment of. Methods this crosssectional study was conducted from may 2015 to january 2016 and included 2702 subjects aged 617 years. Obesity defined as having a high bodymass index is a risk factor for several of the worlds leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and various types of cancer. Attitudes of jordanian adolescent students toward overweight. Obesity was defined based on body mass index bmi, waist circumference, and waisttohip ratio. In jordan, the prevalence of overweight and obesity had increased among children and adolescents in the last three decades.
Obesity community resources jordan school district. Pdf to study the prevalence of obesity among semiurban communities in jordan and its association with a number of factors. In 20, overweight or obesity among girls and boys were 22% and 24% respectively in developed countries and. There are many reasons why some people have difficulty avoiding obesity. This descriptive crosssectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents aged 16 years in irbid governorate, jordan, and to compare the prevalence by sex, residential area and socioeconomic status. Overweight and obesity is major health challenge worldwide. Upper middle mortality females males 350 990 490 930 proportional mortality % of total deaths, all ages trends in agestandardized prevalence of diabetes prevalence of diabetes and related risk factors males females total diabetes 12. This practical guide to the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adultswas developed cooperatively by the north american association for the study of obesity naaso and the national heart. The jordan ministry of health estimated the cost of chronic disease at about 1. Aldomi the university of jordan, 2010 obesity in jordan. This domain was first 20141104 5 years, 183 days and hosted in redwood city united states, server ping response time 116 ms. Childhood obesity 2 abstract obesity is a chronic health condition that is increasing at alarming rates in the united states, particularly among lowincome children. Prevalence, associated factors, comorbidities, and change in prevalence over ten years. In our analysis we used data from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system, a nationally representative survey of jordanian adults aged 18 years or older that the jordan moh conducted in 2004 3.
Definition of obesity overweight including obesity is defined as weight exceeding 120% of the median weightforheight. The centers for disease control and prevention cdc has developed resources that parents can use to help children maintain a healthy weight. A study showed that the highest prevalence of overweight and obesity was reported at age 15 24. Musaiger 7 sated that obesity in preschool children range from 3% 9%, and 12% 25% among primary school children, while adolescents obesity ranged from 15% 45%. A sample of households was systematically selected from four jordanian towns namely, sarih, sikhra, southern mazar and subhasubhieh. Obesity was more prevalent in the older age groups, illiterate people, diabetic and hypertensive subjects, and those with hypercholesterolaemia hc, hypertriglyceridaemia htg. The association between periodontal disease and obesity among. During the same period, the selfreported prevalence of obesity increased from 12. There are a few antiobesity agents approved by the food and drug administration fda, including orlistat. Jamila reversed her high blood pressure in just 3 weeks. I feel so much better and thank the minister of wellness so much. The agestandardized prevalence of obesity in northern jordan was 28. Overweight and obesity and their correlates among jordanian.
The mission in collaboration with the mission of ifso to unify the jordanian scientific, surgical and integrated health communities, for the purpose of dissemination of knowledge, collaboration and establishing universal standards of care for the treatment of individuals with adipositybased chronic disease. Predictors of obesity in schoolaged jordanian adolescents. Obesity in jordan rises by 300,000 in four years jordan times. The practical guide national heart, lung, and blood institute. The obesity society is a scientific membership organization.
We are dedicated to improving peoples lives by advancing the sciencebased understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of. Abstract overweight and obesity is an escalating health problem in both developed and developing countries. Dec 15, 2007 jordan has witnessed a fast rise in risk factors for chronic diseases. The prevalence of obesity in jordanian adults increased from 30. Obesity pandemic in jordan out of control the university of jordan. Obesity and occupational therapy position paper american. Methods a crosssectional study was conducted among school children in the north of jordan in the period between march 2006 and may 2006. Obesity in the middle east and north africa wikipedia. Community resources for obesity prevention live well center 389 s. Between 1980 and 20 obesity increased by nearly 50% worldwide 3. Obesity and overweight imposes huge financial burdens on health care systems and the community at large. To study the prevalence of obesity among semiurban communities in jordan and its association with a number of factors.
Prevalence of obesity and knowledge of health risk associated. Obesity in jordan international journal of obesity. Prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity behaviors among. Prevalence of short stature, underweight, overweight, and. Body mass index is used for male students with height 175cm and female students with height 165cm. We are dedicated to improving peoples lives by advancing the sciencebased understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity. This descriptive crosssectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents aged 16 years in irbid governorate, jordan, and to compare the prevalence by sex, residential area.
A total of 2,1 children 1,052 boys and 1,079 girls were selected at. It has a deteriorating effect on pulmonary function tests. Prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity behaviors. Overweight and obesity among jordanian women and their social. The purpose of the study was to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity and assess knowledge on the health risks associated with obesity among female adolescents in the jordanian capital amman.
Jordanian women of reproductive age over the 10year period from 2002 to. Obesity in north africa and the middle east is a notable health issue. Detecting the prevalence and the associated factors of overweight and obesity among adolescents is the first step toward proposing intervention strategies. This study evaluated the impact of obesity on pulmonary function tests on the. Adult obesity rates are highest in the united states, mexico, new zealand and hungary, while they are lowest in japan and korea. Pdf prevalence of obesity among jordanian schoolaged. Methods this crosssectional study was conducted from may 2015 to january. Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity has doubled in more than 70 countries and. Overweight and obesity are becoming a health problem among both boys and girls in jordan. The data is supplied by the world factbook of the central intelligence agency, which gives the adult prevalence rate for obesity, defined as the percent of a countrys population considered to be obese. Obesity among women has been linked to education 11, age 11,12,14, income 15,16 as well as marital status 17.1470 1410 31 1259 1536 182 293 1207 1204 359 931 1308 1368 801 1168 888 796 1268 37 956 77 893 580 445 1025 112 674 586 759 917 590 584 1199 973