Volume : 08, Issue : 01, January – 2021
76.PREVALENCE OF OBESITY AMONG THE ELDERLY POPULATION AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH CHRONIC DISEASES OBESITY IN TAIF, SAUDI ARABIA
Abdulaziz saleh almalki, Bader musfer aljuaid, Ibrahim Abdullah alqurashi, Faris ahmed althomali, Majed mohammed albaqami
Introduction: Malnutrition and obesity are principal health problems globally, as they cause a series of critical complications and have an effect on the quality of life. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Taif, Saudi Arabia. The study aimed to assess the prevalence of obesity among the elderly population and its association with various chronic diseases, using BMI as a screening tool. The sample was obtained from primary healthcare center visitors. Results: A total of 341 participants were included in this study; over half of them (57.1%) were females and with a mean age of 67.1±9.5. The prevalence of obesity was (45.6%). We found a significant association between cardiovascular diseases (P=0.043), thyroid diseases (P=0.001), chronic ear diseases (P=0.026) and respiratory diseases (P=0.013) among the elderly population and obesity. Conclusion: Our study reported a relatively high prevalence of obesity among the elderly population. We found a significant association between obesity and the elderly participants with cardiovascular diseases, thyroid diseases, chronic ear infections and respiratory diseases.
Keywords : cardiovascular diseases, thyroid diseases
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Please cite this article in press Abdulaziz saleh almalki et al, Prevalence Of Obesity Among The Elderly Population And Its Association With Chronic Diseases Obesity In Taif, Saudi Arabia., Indo Am. J. P. Sci, 2021; 08(1).
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