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Table 4 Obesity Prevalence, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

From: Prevalence of obesity among school-age children and adolescents in the Gulf cooperation council (GCC) states: a systematic review

Author and year Sample size (n) and age of sample Data collection (Years) Definition of obesity used Obesity prevalence by methods Comments on obesity prevalence estimates
Al-Hazzaa et al., 2014) [21] 2908 (n = 1401 males, n = 1507 females) aged 14 to 19 years 2009–2010 IOTF The sample was apparently representative of Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh, but not representative of KSA
CIs given for prevalence estimates: No
Biases considered: No
Prevalence higher in boys than girls
Musaiger et al., 2016) [22] 968 adolescents aged 15–18 years (n = 518 males, n = 450 females) 2013–2014 IOTF, WHO The sample represents Dammam city but was apparently not representative of KSA.
CIs given for prevalence estimates: No
Biases considered: No
Prevalence higher in boys than girls