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Statistical methods for body mass index: a selective review

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Obesity rates have been increasing over recent decades, causing significant concern among policy makers. Excess body fat, commonly measured by body mass index, is a major risk factor for several common disorders including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, placing a substantial burden on health care systems. To guide effective public health action, we need to understand the complex system of intercorrelated influences on body mass index. This paper, based on all eligible articles search...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0962280216643117

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Statistical Methods in Medical Research Journal website
Publication date:
2016-04-11
Acceptance date:
2016-03-14
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EISSN:
1477-0334
ISSN:
0962-2802
Source identifiers:
701325
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pubs:701325
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uuid:88138fe2-aef5-4def-bbde-923548724b3c
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pubs:701325
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2017-06-23

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