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Overweight, obesity, physical activity and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in adolescents of Pacific islands: results from the Global School-Based Student Health Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

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Background Overweight, obesity and their consequences are challenges to sustainable social and economic development in Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs). Complementing previous analyses for adults, the purpose of this paper is to synthesise available data on overweight, obesity and their risk factors in adolescents in the region. The resulting Pacific perspective for the younger generation will inform both the national and regional public health response to the crisis of noncom...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s40608-015-0062-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Obesity Journal website
Volume:
2
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Article number:34
Publication date:
2015-09-16
Acceptance date:
2015-08-18
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ISSN:
2052-9538
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612200
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pubs:612200
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2017-01-03

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