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The ticking time bomb in lifestyle-related diseases among women in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries; review of systematic reviews

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2017
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Title
The ticking time bomb in lifestyle-related diseases among women in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries; review of systematic reviews
Published in
BMC Public Health, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4331-7
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Mashael K. Alshaikh, Filippos T. Filippidis, Hussain A. Al-Omar, Salman Rawaf, Azeem Majeed, Abdul-Majeed Salmasi

Abstract

This study aims to review all published systematic reviews on the prevalence of modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors among women from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC). This is the first review of other systematic reviews that concentrates on lifestyle related diseases among women in GCC countries only. Literature searches were carried out in three electronic databases for all published systematic reviews on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors in the GCC countries between January 2000 and February 2016. Eleven systematic reviews were identified and selected for our review. Common reported risk factors for cardiovascular disease were obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and hypertension. In GCC countries, obesity among the female population ranges from 29 to 45.7%, which is one of the highest rates globally, and it is linked with physical inactivity, ranging from 45 to 98.7%. The prevalence of diabetes is listed as one of the top ten factors globally, and was reported with an average of 21%. Hypertension ranged from 20.9 to 53%. The high prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases among women population in GCC is a ticking time bomb and is reaching alarming levels, and require a fundamental social and political changes. These findings highlight the need for comprehensive work among the GCC to strengthen the regulatory framework to decrease and control the prevalence of these factors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 94 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 18%
Unspecified 8 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Student > Postgraduate 6 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 6%
Other 21 22%
Unknown 29 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 15%
Unspecified 8 9%
Social Sciences 7 7%
Engineering 3 3%
Other 12 13%
Unknown 33 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 September 2020.
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#1,370,979
of 22,977,819 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,486
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#29,369
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#37
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