What determines obesity in oil-rich UAE? New evidence from survey data

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    Abstract

    We conduct a survey on university undergraduate students and use the novel data set to investigate the possible determinants of overweight and obesity in the UAE. Our results indicate that being male, married, rich and non-national is associated with higher BMI and students with these features are in greater risk of overweight/obesity. For students originating from MENA countries, we find a positive effect for eating out, income and computer use.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1574-1579
    Number of pages6
    JournalApplied Economics Letters
    Volume20
    Issue number17
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

    Keywords

    • BMI
    • UAE
    • obesity
    • socioeconomic determinants

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics and Econometrics

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