Data were obtained from the records of children who participated in the province-wide, universal, and free Preschool Health Check (PSHC) and immunization program conducted by public health nurses prior to school entry.
The child's date of birth, sex, date of the PSHC, and nursemeasured height and weight were recorded from the child's file.
Prevalence estimates were compared using multinomial or binary logistical regression analyses with body weight status at PSHC as the dependent variable and year of measurement as a predictor variable.
RIYADH: The Prince Sultan Center for Hemophilia and Cancer (PSHC) at King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh is hosting a three-day international conference on breast cancer next week in cooperation with the Saudi Scientific Society for Tumors and the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Texas University in the US.
Abdulaziz Al-Homaidi, director of PSHC, said the conference, which starts tomorrow, would discuss the environmental and behavioral factors that lead to breast cancer, as well as the means to overcome them.