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Burden of obesity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study

Abstract:

Objectives
We used the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2015 study results to explore the burden of high body mass index (BMI) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR).

Methods
We estimated the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children (2–19 years) and adults (≥20 years) in 1980 and 2015. The burden of disease related to high BMI was calculated using the GBD comparative risk assessment approach.

Results
The prevalence of obesity increased for a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s00038-017-1002-5

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Global Burden of Disease 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Obesity Collaborators More by this author

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre, BDI-NDM
Role:
Contributor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre, BDI-NDM
Role:
Contributor
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Public Health Journal website
Volume:
63
Issue:
S1
Pages:
165–176
Publication date:
2017-08-03
Acceptance date:
2017-06-23
DOI:
EISSN:
1661-8564
ISSN:
1661-8556
Pubs id:
pubs:713066
URN:
uri:9a264945-fbe7-4dc6-a18f-62a7cf134ab5
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uuid:9a264945-fbe7-4dc6-a18f-62a7cf134ab5
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pubs:713066

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