مستوى السمنة لدى مرضى السكري النوع الثاني والضغط في فلسطين وعلاقتها بالتدخين والعمر
The study aimed to identify the levels of obesity among people with type 2 diabetes and hypertension in Palestine and its relationship to smoking and aging in Palestine. The study was conducted on a sample of (210) patients from both diseases who were selected randomly, and statistical treatment was conducted using the statistical package (SPSS) program. The results showed high levels of obesity and morbid obesity according to the classification of (BMI) in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes, and the study also showed that there is a direct correlation between aging and high levels of obesity, and the results indicated that there is no relationship between obesity and smoking levels. In light of these results, the researcher recommended that BMI measurement should be included in the routine examinations of patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension to enhance their assessment of health risks. And awareness campaigns were conducted to alert patients to the dangers of obesity in general and to the increase in its levels with age. The researcher also recommended the need for patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension to follow diets and increase their physical activity to reduce their high levels of obesity.
Keywords: Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Smoking, Age.
Haifa Abdullah Marshed JAMHOUR, Assistant Professor-PTUK – PALESTINE