Epidemiology and social impact of obesity

Type Journal Article - Obesity: Science to Practice
Title Epidemiology and social impact of obesity
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2009
Page numbers 21-41
URL http://books.google.ca/books?hl=fr&lr;=&id=zFE03wY-eUAC&oi=fnd&pg=PA21&ots=ZiTyIFVM4j&sig=5Fb38vjn39​S_1JF4Fc1wq2NQggY
epidemiology and social impact of obesity;epidemiological surveys – shows the mean weight of increasing population;centers for disease control and prevention (CDC);behavioral risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS);European health examination survey (EHES) – introduces objective measures of height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol;NHANES data – provides vivid comparisons between genders, ethnic and age groups;obesogenic factors – contributes to the rising prevalence of obesity;socio-economic status and educational status – inversely related to the prevalence of obesity;wide range of chronic diseases – gall-bladder disease, fatty liver, sleep apnoea and osteoarthriti

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