UAE - 62% of insured population is overweight
Thursday, 11 08 2018, Category: Health, Country: U.A.E
Dubai: More than half of the people polled by Oman Insurance Company were found to be overweight, a new survey has found.
At least 62 per cent of the insurance company’s health care members are overweight, with different nationalities more or less impacted by weight issues.
The study compiled by LivFit team in Oman Insurance Company analysed more than 3,200 responses received as part of their free online health risk assessment.
According to the study findings, 66 per cent of Indians and 70 per cent of Pakistanis were found to be overweight, the percentage was comparatively lower for Filipinos at 54 per cent.
The overweight level was determined using Body Mass Index (BMI) as the indicator, which is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. People with a BMI between 25 and 30 are considered overweight and the ones with a BMI of 30 and above are considered obese.
Source: Gulf News