International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Published by: Kowsar

Prevalence of Obesity in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Yemen

Authors Information
1 Department of Medicine, Sana’a University Medical School, Sana’a, Yemen
Article Notes and Dates
International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: April 2014, 12 (2); e13633.Published Online: April 1, 2014
Article Type: Research Article; Received : July 18, 2013; Revised : December 29, 2013; Accepted : January 12, 2014

To Cite : Al-Sharafi B A, Gunaid A A. Prevalence of Obesity in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Yemen, Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2014 ;12(2):e13633. doi: 10.5812/ijem.13633.

Copyright: Copyright © 2014, International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
  • 1. Daousi C, Casson IF, Gill GV, MacFarlane IA, Wilding JP, Pinkney JH. Prevalence of obesity in type 2 diabetes in secondary care: association with cardiovascular risk factors. Postgrad Med J. 2006; 82(966): 280-4[DOI][PubMed]
  • 2. Thomas MC, Zimmet P, Shaw JE. Identification of obesity in patients with type 2 diabetes from Australian primary care: the NEFRON-5 study. Diabetes Care. 2006; 29(12): 2723-5[DOI][PubMed]
  • 3. Alqurashi KA, Aljabri KS, Bokhari SA. Prevalence of diabetes mellitus in a Saudi community. Ann Saudi Med. 2011; 31(1): 19-23[DOI][PubMed]
  • 4. Gunaid AA. Prevalence of known diabetes and hypertension in the Republic of Yemen. East Mediterr Health J. 2002; 8(2-3): 374-85[PubMed]
  • 5. Al-Daghri NM, Al-Attas OS, Alokail MS, Alkharfy KM, Yousef M, Sabico SL, et al. Diabetes mellitus type 2 and other chronic non-communicable diseases in the central region, Saudi Arabia (Riyadh cohort 2): a decade of an epidemic. BMC Med. 2011; 9: 76[DOI][PubMed]
  • 6. Hamadeh RR. Noncommunicable diseases among the Bahraini population: a review. East Mediterr Health J. 2000; 6(5-6): 1091-7[PubMed]
  • 7. Al-Lawati JA, Al Riyami AM, Mohammed AJ, Jousilahti P. Increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Oman. Diabet Med. 2002; 19(11): 954-7[PubMed]
  • 8. Zimmet P, Alberti KG, Shaw J. Global and societal implications of the diabetes epidemic. Nature. 2001; 414(6865): 782-7[DOI][PubMed]
  • 9. Musaiger AO. Overweight and obesity in eastern mediterranean region: prevalence and possible causes. J Obes. 2011; 2011: 407237[DOI][PubMed]
  • 10. Global Infobase [database on the Internet].
  • 11. Gunaid AA. Obesity, overweight and underweight among adults in an urban community in Yemen. East Mediterr Health J. 2012; 18(12): 1187-93[PubMed]
  • 12. Top 10 countries in diabetes prevalence in the world. Diabetes data - idf diabetes atlas 4th edition.
  • 13. Gunaid AA, El Khally FM, Hassan NA, Mukhtar el D. Demographic and clinical features of diabetes mellitus in 1095 Yemeni patients. Ann Saudi Med. 1997; 17(4): 402-9[PubMed]
  • 14. Finucane MM, Stevens GA, Cowan MJ, Danaei G, Lin JK, Paciorek CJ, et al. National, regional, and global trends in body-mass index since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 960 country-years and 9.1 million participants. Lancet. 2011; 377(9765): 557-67[DOI][PubMed]
  • 15. James WPT, Jackson-Leach R, Mhurchu CN, Kalamara E, Shayeghi M, Rigby NJ, Comparative quantification of health risks: global nd regional burden of disease attributable to major risk factors. 2004; : 497-596
  • 16. Schulze MB, Manson JE, Ludwig DS, Colditz GA, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, et al. Sugar-sweetened beverages, weight gain, and incidence of type 2 diabetes in young and middle-aged women. JAMA. 2004; 292(8): 927-34[DOI][PubMed]
  • 17. Gunaid AA, Assabri AM. Prevalence of type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors in a semirural area in Yemen. East Mediterr Health J. 2008; 14(1): 42-56[PubMed]
  • 18. Qi Q, Chu AY, Kang JH, Jensen MK, Curhan GC, Pasquale LR, et al. Sugar-sweetened beverages and genetic risk of obesity. N Engl J Med. 2012; 367(15): 1387-96[DOI][PubMed]
  • 19. Ahmad MN, Tukan SK, Takruri HR. Obesity and overweight in young adult females of Northern Badia of Jordan. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition. 2006; 12(2): 157-66
  • 20. Musaiger AO, Al-Ahdal E. Obesity in the Arab World. 2010;
  • 21. Al-Nozha MM, Al-Hazzaa HM, Arafah MR, Al-Khadra A, Al-Mazrou YY, Al-Maatouq MA, et al. Prevalence of physical activity and inactivity among Saudis aged 30-70 years. A population-based cross-sectional study. Saudi Med J. 2007; 28(4): 559-68[PubMed]
  • 22. Farag YM, Gaballa MR. Diabesity: an overview of a rising epidemic. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011; 26(1): 28-35[DOI][PubMed]
  • 23. Buse JB, Ginsberg HN, Bakris GL, Clark NG, Costa F, Eckel R, et al. Primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in people with diabetes mellitus: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. Circulation. 2007; 115(1): 114-26[DOI][PubMed]
  • 24. Al-Kaabi J, Al-Maskari F, Saadi H, Afandi B, Parkar H, Nagelkerke N. Assessment of dietary practice among diabetic patients in the United arab emirates. Rev Diabet Stud. 2008; 5(2): 110-5[DOI][PubMed]
  • 25. Heller SR, Clarke P, Daly H, Davis I, McCulloch DK, Allison SP, et al. Group education for obese patients with type 2 diabetes: greater success at less cost. Diabet Med. 1988; 5(6): 552-6[PubMed]
  • 26. Abioye-Kuteyi EA, Ojofeitimi EO, Ijadunola KT, Fasanu AO. Assessment of dietary knowledge, practices and control in type 2 diabetes in a Nigerian teaching hospital. Niger J Med. 2005; 14(1): 58-64[PubMed]
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Cited By:

Search Relations:



Create Citiaion Alert via Google Reader