Journal of Family and Community Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65--69

Dermatoses in obese female schoolchildren in the Al-Khobar area, Eastern Saudi Arabia


Wafa Y Al-Saeed, Kasim M Al-Dawood, Iqbal A Bukhari, Ahmed Bahnassy 
 College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Wafa Y Al-Saeed
Department of Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, P.O. Box 2776, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the most frequent skin disorders in obese female schoolchildren in primary and intermediate schools in the Al-Khobar area, Eastern Saudi Arabia . Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in the Al-Khobar area. It involved 2239 female schoolchildren randomly selected from 30 regular public and private primary and preparatory schools. A multi-stage stratified random sampling technique with proportional allocation was used. Data was collected using clinical examination and anthropometric measurements. Result: The skin diseases that were most common in obese schoolchildren were: dandruff, acne, xerosis, acanthosis nigricans, folliculitis, alopecia, stria distensae (stretch marks) and callosity. Conclusions and recommendations: obesity is associated with specific skin disorders. Health education programs on skin diseases and obesity should be provided to all schoolchildren, their families and teachers.


How to cite this article:
Al-Saeed WY, Al-Dawood KM, Bukhari IA, Bahnassy A. Dermatoses in obese female schoolchildren in the Al-Khobar area, Eastern Saudi Arabia.J Fam Community Med 2006;13:65-69


How to cite this URL:
Al-Saeed WY, Al-Dawood KM, Bukhari IA, Bahnassy A. Dermatoses in obese female schoolchildren in the Al-Khobar area, Eastern Saudi Arabia. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 Jan 26 ];13:65-69
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