Marhaba Barekzai

Departement of Public Nutrition, Kabul, Afghanistan

  • Research Article   
    Dietary and Weight Changes During COVID-19 Pandemic in Afghanistan
    Author(s): Ahmad Mujtaba Barekzai*, Beheshta Baraki and Marhaba Barekzai

    Background: During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the lifestyle of most people especially diet and body weight changed. Therefore, we aimed to examine the dietary and weight changes during the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan. Methods: The current study is an online survey among the Afghan population in Afghanistan, which was conducted on 3200 Afghan adults (2800 men and 400 women) ages 18-60 years between 15 August 2020 and 10 May 2021. The inclusion criteria were age over 18 years old, both genders, interest participants in the study, and internet access. The age under 18 years old, pregnant and breastfeeding women was not included in this study. Results: (12.5%) of study participants were females. Almost (56.34% from 3200 participants) of the study population decreased their body weight. Additionally, .. View more»

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