PREVALENCE AND FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY AMONG 6th YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS IN UMM AL QURA UNIVERSITY, MAKKAH AL- MOKARAMAH, 2015

HOSSAM HUSSEN HIJAZY

Makkah Joint Program

Background: It is recognized that the health of physicians directly impacts the health of the larger population, as numerous studies have established a link between the health behaviors of physicians and their interactions with patients.

Objectives: To assess obesity and its associated risk factors as well as to measure nutritional habits among 6th year medical students in Makkah Al-Mokaramah city in 2015.

Subjects and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out including all 6th year medical students in Makkah, they are accounted for 167 students (106 female, 61 male). A self-administered questionnaire was utilized. It is divided into six parts: Demographic data, weight and height measurements, smoking habit, physical exercise and nutrition assessment by Food Frequency Questionnaire. The researcher met all the respondents and measured their weight and height, and then every subject was asked to fulfill the self-administered questionnaire.

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