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% were physically underweight, while 51% were normal and 26.2% were overweight or obese. The results of this study revealed that Omani girls have higher SE than boys. It also showed that no relationship between SE and BMI. Finally, the results showed that children residing in rural areas had higher SE than those in city dweller.
|Pages (from-to)||178 -188|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 7 2019|