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Prevalence of overweight and obesity in Sri Lankan adults.

Abstract:

The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of overweight, obesity and abdominal obesity, and the underlying socio-demographic correlates among Sri Lankan adults. Data were from 4532 adults aged ≥18 years randomly selected for a national level study on diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Weight, height and waist circumference (WC) were measured and body mass index (BMI) calculated. The mean (95% confidence interval) BMI and WC were 21.1 kg m(-2) (20.9-21.3), 22.3 kg m(-2) (22.1-22.4...

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Katulanda, P More by this author
Jayawardena, MA More by this author
Sheriff, MH More by this author
Constantine, GR More by this author
Matthews, DR More by this author
Journal:
Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Volume:
11
Issue:
11
Pages:
751-756
Publication date:
2010-11-05
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EISSN:
1467-789X
ISSN:
1467-7881
URN:
uuid:4ebf9a55-3295-4470-bb07-d2a624a3854c
Source identifiers:
94889
Local pid:
pubs:94889

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