Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Assessment of Weight Management Practices among Adults in the United Arab Emirates

Table 1

Associations between sociodemographic characteristics and weight management goals among UAE adults (Chi-square test).

Sociodemographic variable Weight management goal value
Total 
Lose weight 
Maintain weight 
Gain weight 
(%) (%) (%) (%)

Age group (years)
 <45936 (83.1)499 (80)348 (85.3)89 (94.7)0.001
 ≥45190 (16.9)125 (20)60 (14.7)5 (5.3)
Sex
 Male468 (41.6)219 (35.1)197 (48.3)52 (55.3)<0.001
 Female658 (58.4)405 (64.9)211 (51.7)42 (44.7)
Marital status
 Single528 (46.9)277 (44.4)182 (44.6)69 (73.4)<0.001
 Married598 (53.1)347 (55.6)226 (55.4)25 (26.6)
Nationality
 UAE national179 (15.9)102 (16.3)61 (15.0)16 (17.0)0.792
 UAE nonnational947 (84.1)522 (83.7)347 (85.0)78 (83.0)
Education
 Up to high school229 (20.3)146 (23.4)65 (15.9)18 (19.1)0.014
 Graduate or above897 (79.7)478 (76.6)343 (84.1)76 (80.9)
Income (AED)
 <20,000736 (65.4)397 (63.6)273 (66.9)66 (70.2)0.321
 >20,000390 (34.6)227 (36.4)135 (33.1)28 (29.8)

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