The Current Health of the Nation
Qatar currently experiences similar health challenges to many first world countries around the globe, with the prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease on a continuous rise.
70.1% of the 1,864 Qatari nationals who completed survey were identified as being overweight
Approximately 17% of the Qatar adult population suffers from diabetes
44.9% of those aged 18 to 64 years have three or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease
Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of premature death in Qatar
(Source: Qatar Stepwise Survey 2012)