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Obesity and Associated Factors — Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2013

Map of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia divided into its 13 administrative health districts (Al Jawf, Tabuk, Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah, Ha’il, Al Madinah, Al Qasim, Makkah, Riyadh, Al Bahah, Asir, Jizan, Najran, Al Sharqia ) and showing its geographic position in relation to neighboring countries.

Figure 1. Thirteen administrative health regions, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Sex/YearUnderweightNormal WeightOverweightObeseMorbidly Obese
Males, 20055.927.837.925.62.7
Males, 20137.435.633.121.32.6
Females, 2005,4.923.727.636.27.6
Females, 20136.432.727.828.44.7

Figure 2.
Percentage change in distribution of body mass index (BMI) categories from 2005 through 2013, for men and women, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Categories are underweight (BMI <18.5), normal weight (BMI 18.5–24.9), overweight (BMI 25.0–29.9), obese (BMI 30.0−39.9), or morbidly obese (BMI ≥ 40).

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15–24 y25–34 y35–44 y45–54 y55–64 y

Figure 3.
Percentage change in prevalence of obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥30.0 kg/m2), by age group, for men and women, from 2005 through 2013, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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