21 Jun 2024

Last update 26 / 11 / 2023

GASTAT issues indicators of health determinants and childhood development in KSA for 2023

General Authority for Statistics announced today on its official website (stats.gov.sa) the publication of the health determinants indicators in the Kingdom for the year 2023. The results of the publication indicated that the prevalence of obesity among KSA adult population reached 23.7%, and this percentage is similar between males and females. However, the percentage of individuals with ideal weight was significantly higher among females at 39.6% compared to males at 29.5%. Furthermore, the prevalence of obesity among children under the age of fifteen reached 7.3%, while the percentage of children who are underweight was 41%.

On the other hand, the results of the Early Childhood Development and Child Well-being Statistics publication for the year 2023 revealed that the percentage of children, females and males in the Kingdom who are developmentally on track in health, learning, and psychosocial and social well-being reached 80.1, 83%, and 77.3%, respectively. Tabuk region recorded the highest value for the Early Childhood Development Indicator at a rate of 83.9%, while Jazan region recorded the lowest value at a rate of 75.9%. Furthermore, the percentage of children in the Kingdom under the age of five who have the ability to speak at least one language well made up 78%, with the percentage of males reaching 75.5%, compared to 80.6% of females.

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