2019
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2019.04.005
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Kashef Zayed, Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan, Samir Al-Adawi, Badriya Al-Haddabi, Majid Al-Busafi, Mansour Al Tauqi, Nasser Al-Rawahi, Mostafa Wally, Fathi Thiyabat

Abstract: This study aimed to understand the association between self-esteem (SE) and gender, age, body mass index (BMI) and rural-urban dichotomy among Omani teenagers. Multivariable regression analyses were conducted using generalized linear models to study the impact of gender, age, BMI, and place of residence on the SE score after adjusting for other variables. Of the 4,432 teenagers studied, 47.4% were boys and 52.6% girls. The majority (64.4%) were from rural areas and 35.6% from urban areas of Oman. About 23% wer…

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