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Increasing body size among adult Cook Islanders between 1966 and 1996

Abstract:

There is limited evidence of a secular trend toward increased body size among populations in the Pacific Region, although some populations have shown a clear rise in overweight and obesity across the past 30 years or so. Mean height, weight and body mass index (BMI) of adults surveyed in 1996 on Rarotonga, the Cook Islands, are reported by age group and compared with data collected in 1966 by Evans and Prior, to determine the extent to which a secular trend in increasing body size has taken p...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/03014460152438955

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
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Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Culture More from this funder
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Annals of Human Biology Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
4
Pages:
363–373
Publication date:
2001-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-5033
ISSN:
0301-4460
URN:
uuid:7165bd1d-def7-4504-99b3-b457666b9a63
Local pid:
ora:8064
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English
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