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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-53

Towards an integrated national obesity control program in Saudi Arabia


1 Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Aseer Region, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Family and Community Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Preventive Medicine and Home Care, Armed Forces Hospital, Southern Region, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Fahad S Al-Shehri
Department of Family Medicine, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Aseer Region, Abha, Code 61461, P.O. Box 2653
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-2618.147342

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Obesity is one of the common health problems in Saudi Arabia. It affects almost one third of adult population and one tenth of children and adolescents. In order to prevent and control obesity among Saudi population, it is mandatory to have national program with definite objectives and strategies. The aim of this paper is to identify priorities for integrated strategies to prevent and control obesity and to define roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders including individuals, families, community, organizations and agencies in KSA as the first step in a process to develop integrate national program to prevent obesity.


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