ObjectivesThe Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) in Qatar conducted epidemiological health assessment to understand the burden of diseases impacting the PHCC registered population DesignThis is a cross-sectional study design among all PHCC registered population between the 1st of September 2018 and the 31st of August 2019 SettingPrimary Health Care Corporation health centers ParticipantsThe target population is all persons residing in Qatar aged (0-80) years and registered at the PHCC. Excluding patients with expired Qatar residence permit by the 31st of August ResultsObesity rates ranged between 37% and 35% among the total population registered with the lowest rate in the central region at 34.7%. Burden of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia was the highest among population of the Central region at 13.9%, 15.7% and 11.1%, respectively. Tobacco consumption among males ranged from 25.4 % to 27.8%, with the highest rate in the Northern region. 39.9% of females in the Northern region had BMI above 30 kg/m2. Exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months was significantly lower than that at 4 months across all regions. Children in the Northern region had the highest rate of overweight/obesity based on Z-scores. Western region population had the highest number of communicable diseases notifications especially Chicken pox at 94.6 per 10,000 children ConclusionUnderstanding the patterns of disease in the local population will enable PHCC to provide a clear set of objectives to work towards meeting population health needs

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