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Influence of COVID-19 on lifestyle behaviors in the Middle East and North Africa Region: a survey of 5896 individuals

Abouzid, Mohamed, El-Sherif, Dina M, Eltewacy, Nael Kamel, Dahman, Nesrine Ben Hadj, Okasha, Salah A, Ghozy, Sherief, Shariful Islam, Sheikh, Elburki, ARF, Ali, AAM, Hasan, MA, Ali, EAA, Mohamed, MNG, Ahmed, MH, Taher, AK, Abdalbaqi, LS, Jasim, NH, Aziz, IA, Dafaallah, AB, Dalla, SB, Mastouri, O, Zarrad, C, Abdelslam, AE, Sayed, ATA, Wassim, K, Shaban, M, Fayez, TM, Nasser, M, Radhi, Z, Alkuwaiti, Z, Alsaffar, A, Elaidy, AM, Hammoud, M, Hammoud, SM, Alturki, AS, Jarkhi, T, Hamza, R, Issa, NM, Kaakeh, RA, Aljondi, OA, Ahmed, AA, Ibrahim, MH, Samy, I, Abdulrahman, F, Fouad, WS, Shahin, N, Salman, S, Ghunaim, S, Elayyan, S, Alkhaled, FA, Elsori, D, Altayeb, SN, Lahham, EE, Jobran, AWM, Salman, AN, Abdelhaq, AI, Akkawi, OH, Al-Hadi, AHS, Gozelan, SNR, Qasim, HSA, Areqi, AA, Thabet, AAA, Drid, B, Menzer, S, Hamdani, M, Alya, Z, Adadi, N, Hamri, ZE and Mouhi, HE 2021, Influence of COVID-19 on lifestyle behaviors in the Middle East and North Africa Region: a survey of 5896 individuals, Journal of translational medicine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1186/s12967-021-02767-9.

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Title Influence of COVID-19 on lifestyle behaviors in the Middle East and North Africa Region: a survey of 5896 individuals
Author(s) Abouzid, Mohamed
El-Sherif, Dina M
Eltewacy, Nael Kamel
Dahman, Nesrine Ben Hadj
Okasha, Salah A
Ghozy, Sherief
Shariful Islam, SheikhORCID iD for Shariful Islam, Sheikh orcid.org/0000-0001-7926-9368
Elburki, ARF
Ali, AAM
Hasan, MA
Ali, EAA
Mohamed, MNG
Ahmed, MH
Taher, AK
Abdalbaqi, LS
Jasim, NH
Aziz, IA
Dafaallah, AB
Dalla, SB
Mastouri, O
Zarrad, C
Abdelslam, AE
Sayed, ATA
Wassim, K
Shaban, M
Fayez, TM
Nasser, M
Radhi, Z
Alkuwaiti, Z
Alsaffar, A
Elaidy, AM
Hammoud, M
Hammoud, SM
Alturki, AS
Jarkhi, T
Hamza, R
Issa, NM
Kaakeh, RA
Aljondi, OA
Ahmed, AA
Ibrahim, MH
Samy, I
Abdulrahman, F
Fouad, WS
Shahin, N
Salman, S
Ghunaim, S
Elayyan, S
Alkhaled, FA
Elsori, D
Altayeb, SN
Lahham, EE
Jobran, AWM
Salman, AN
Abdelhaq, AI
Akkawi, OH
Al-Hadi, AHS
Gozelan, SNR
Qasim, HSA
Areqi, AA
Thabet, AAA
Drid, B
Menzer, S
Hamdani, M
Alya, Z
Adadi, N
Hamri, ZE
Mouhi, HE
Journal name Journal of translational medicine
Volume number 19
Issue number 1
Article ID 129
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2021
ISSN 1479-5876
Keyword(s) COVID‑19
Coronavirus
Lifestyle
MENA
COVID-19
Summary Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has affected health and lifestyle behaviors of people globally. This project aims to identify the impact of COVID-19 on lifestyle behavior of individuals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region during confinement. Methods: We conducted an online survey in 17 countries (Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Yemen, Syria, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Iraq, and Sudan) from the MENA region on August and September 2020. The questionnaire included self-reported information on lifestyle behaviors, including physical activity, eating habits, smoking, watching television, social media use and sleep before and during the pandemic. Logistic regression was performed to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on lifestyle behaviors. Results: A total of 5896 participants were included in the final analysis and 62.8% were females. The BMI of the participants was 25.4 ± 5.8 kg/m2. Around 38.4% of the participants stopped practicing any physical activities during the confinement (P < 0.001), and 57.1% reported spending more than 2 h on social media (P < 0.001). There were no significant changes in smoking habits. Also, 30.9% reported an improvement in their eating habits compared with 24.8% reported worsening of their eating habits. Fast-food consumption decreased significantly in 48.8% of the study population. This direct/indirect exposure to COVID-19 was associated with an increased consumption of carbohydrates (OR = 1.09; 95% CI = 1.02–1.17; P = 0.01), egg (OR = 1.08; 95% CI = 1.02–1.16; P = 0.01), sugar (OR = 1.09; 95% CI = 1.02–1.16; P = 0.02), meat, and poultry (OR = 1.13; 95% CI = 1.06–1.20; P < 0.01). There was also associated increase in hours spent on watching television (OR = 1.07; 95% CI = 1.02–1.12; P < 0.01) and social media (OR = 1.09; 95% CI = 1.01–1.18; P = 0.03). However, our results showed a reduction in sleeping hours among those exposed to COVID-19 infection (OR = 0.85; 95% CI = 0.77–0.94; P < 0.01). Conclusions: The COVID-19 pandemic was associated with an increase in food consumption and sedentary life. Being exposed to COVID-19 by direct infection or through an infected household is a significant predictor of amplifying these changes. Public health interventions are needed to address healthy lifestyle behaviors during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12967-021-02767-9
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Field of Research 11 Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30149712

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