Qataris at risk for host of health problems
DOHA: Nearly half of the Qatari population has three out of five of the risk factors that can lead to lifestyle diseases as diabetes.
Obesity is on the rise among the Qatari population with 70 percent overweight, out of whom 41.4 percent are obese. 16.4 percent smoke. 45.9 percent are found to have low physical activity, with women as the most sedentary with 54 percent against 37 percent men.
Almost every Qatari (91 percent) eat less than five servings of fruit or vegetables on average per day. High blood pressure is another risk factor that affects nearly one Qatari out of three.
These are some of the shocking data emerged from the National Step-wise Survey on the Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factors issued by the Supreme Council of Health (SCH).
The unhealthy conditions of the Qatari population are reflected in their bad habits. Obesity, smoking, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, high blood pressure: five risk factors that eventually can lead to a non-communicable disease like diabetes.
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