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Prevalence of obesity in Great Britain.

Abstract:

Since 1980 the prevalence of obesity in Great Britain in adults has almost trebled. Latest figures show that 23% of men and 25% of women were obese in 2002. In children, obesity prevalence is lower but the increase in the prevalence of overweight is similar to the rise in obesity in adults. Data from national surveys also show that there are marked differences in the prevalence of obesity that underpin health inequalities. Obesity is higher in low social classes, some ethnic minority groups p...

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Rennie, KL More by this author
Journal:
Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Pages:
11-12
Publication date:
2005-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-789X
ISSN:
1467-7881
URN:
uuid:d93de7f0-360e-4454-9d90-05eea14dd2e0
Source identifiers:
429892
Local pid:
pubs:429892

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