Prevalences Of Overweight, Obesity, Hyperglycaemia, Hypertension And Dyslipidaemia In The Co-operation Council Of The Arab States Of The Gulf (GCC): Systematic Review | 12949
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To examine the prevalence of risk factors for diabetes and its complications in the Co-operation Council of the Arab
States of the Gulf (GCC) region.
GCC states (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait). Main outcome measures: Prevalences
of overweight, obesity and hyperglycaemia, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia.
45 studies were included in the review. Reported prevalences of overweight and obesity in adults were 25-50 % and 13-
50 %, respectively. Prevalence appeared higher in females and to hold a non-linear association with age. Current prevalence of
impaired glucose tolerance was estimated to be 10-20 %. Prevalence appears to have been increasing in recent years. Estimated
prevalences of hypertension and dyslipidaemia were few and used varied definitions of abnormality, making review difficult, but
these also appeared to be high. and increasing,
There are high prevalences of risk factors for diabetes and diabetic complications in the GCC region, indicative that
their current management is suboptimal. Enhanced management will be critical if escalation of diabetes-related problems is to be
averted as industrialization, urbanisation and changing population demographics continue.
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