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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67

Disordered eating attitudes among University students in Kuwait: The role of gender and obesity

1 Arab Centre for Nutrition, Manama, Bahrain
2 Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
3 Department of Mathematics, College of Science, University of Bahrain, Sakheer, Bahrain

Correspondence Address:
Abdulrahman O Musaiger
Arab Centre for Nutrition, P. O. Box 26923, Manama
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2008-7802.180413

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Background: This study aimed to highlight the proportion of disordered eating attitudes among university students in Kuwait by gender and obesity. Methods: A sample of 530 Kuwaiti university students was selected from four universities in Kuwait (203 men and 327 women). The eating attitudes test-26 was used to determine disordered eating attitudes. Results: The prevalence of disordered eating attitudes was 31.8% and 33.6% among men and women respectively. Obese students of both genders had doubled the risk of disordered eating attitudes compared to nonobese students (odds ratio 1.99 and 1.98, respectively). Conclusions: About one third of university students in Kuwait had disordered eating attitudes. There is an urgent need to prevent and treat disordered eating attitudes in university students in Kuwait.

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