Obesity in Kuwait
Kuwait is an oil producing country that has experienced exponential growth over the past several decades due to its mineral fortunes. This has resulted in an increase in income levels among the locals and has in effect changed their lifestyles. One of the shortcomings of these changing lifestyles is the increase in obesity within the country. Current statistics indicate that at least 70% of the male Kuwait population above the age of 15 years is obese. In women, this figure is much higher and is pegged at 88% of the population. Collectively, obesity rates in Kuwait are ranked second in the world, following the United States. These figures are alarming since obesity is considered as a serious health and economic problem for any country.
Therefore, in this research, there will be several objectives that will be explored in a bid to understand the scope of the spread of obesity in Kuwait, its causalities, solutions being implemented or suggested to control its spread or increase, and possible outcomes of the proliferation of obesity within Kuwait. These research parameters will guide the content, scope, quantity, and quality of information that will be accessed and retrieved for the purposes of this research. Additionally, the research material will dwell on the magnitude of the spread of obesity within Kuwait by comparing current levels with previous year’s levels to ascertain whether it is increasing or reducing. These levels will be linked to various causalities, and each will be analyzed to ascertain its level of influence on people to embrace improper eating habits that cause obesity.
The quality of the solutions being implemented or suggested will also be analyzed and their viability ascertained. This can be done by comparison of the effectiveness of a certain solution and its implementation and successes in other countries. This research will also ascertain the ability of each solution to foster a change in attitudes and behaviors of Kuwaitis, and their acceptance of the solution as one of the means for bringing change. For instance, the government has launched massive campaigns to educate students and the public on obesity, its prevalence, and its preventative measures. The viability of this strategy will ascertain by comparison of its use in other countries, as well as its current impact on the eating and healthy habits of Kuwaitis.
In the analysis of the data, several research methodologies will be utilized. These research methodologies will adhere to research ethics that are important in enhancing the quality of the research, the privacy of the respondents, and promoting the credibility of the final research material. Choice of the research methodology will be carefully done to ensure that the data that will be generated is relevant and can be easily analyzed to generate pertinent results that can be used to achieve the research objectives. The data analysis techniques that will be used will mainly be based on the research methodology that has been chosen since different techniques apply to different research methodologies. One of the primary sources of data collection will be the use of secondary sources such as books, journals, peer reviewed articles, credible government and organizational statistics, newspaper, and the internet. These resources will be crucial since they represent a data volume whose credibility can be ascertained, as well as containing a rich source of relevant data and information that is pertinent to the research. Other research methodologies that could also be appropriate are such as interviews, surveys, and content analysis.