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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).
Study design and participants A total sample of 530 students was selected at convenience from two public and two private universities in Kuwait (203 men and 327 women).However, the prevalence of disordered eating attitudes among these students was lower than that among Kuwaiti adolescents.It was reported that 47% of Kuwaiti adolescent males and 42.8% of Kuwaiti adolescent females had disordered eating attitudes, compared to 31.8% of male university students and 33.6% of female university students found in this study.Disordered eating attitudes among University students in Kuwait: The role of gender and obesity.Int J Prev Med 2016;How to cite this URL: Musaiger AO, Al-Kandari FI, Al-Mannai M, Al-Faraj AM, Bouriki FA, Shehab FS, Al-Dabous LA, Al-Qalaf WB.However, despite these facts, eating disorders have not been given an attention in the health services in developing countries, including Kuwait.
Regardless their high prevalence, and associated morbidity and mortality, eating disorders continue to be under-diagnosed by health professionals.
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.
Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Aug 31];. 2016/7/1/67/180413 In Kuwait, the proportions of overweight and obesity are considered among the highest in the world.
Using body mass index (BMI), it was indicated that 78% of men and 82% of women in Kuwait were overweight and obese.
The total prevalence of disordered eating attitudes was 31.8% and 33.6% among men and women, respectively.