Prevalence of prediabetes and its association with obesity among college students in Kuwait: A cross-sectional study

Nour Y. Ben Haider, Ali H M Ziyab

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Abstract

This cross-sectional study sought to estimate the prevalence of prediabetes and assess its association with obesity among young adults in Kuwait; a country with a high prevalence of obesity and diabetes. The estimated prevalence of prediabetes was 6.3% (95% CI: 4.8–8.1) and obesity was associated with elevated prediabetes prevalence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Volume119
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • College students
  • Kuwait
  • Obesity
  • Prediabetes
  • Young adults

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