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The emergence of obesity among Australian Aboriginal children

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Obesity is of significant and growing concern among Australian Aboriginal children, and is linked to patterns of child growth. The aim of this paper is to show diverse patterns of growth and obesity emergence among Australian Aboriginal children using historical anthropometric data. Child growth in height, weight and body mass index (BMI) is reanalysed for children aged 2 to 19 years in Australian Aboriginal communities spanning two distinct time periods (the 1950s and 1960s; and the 1990s an...

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Peer reviewed
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10.2478/anre-2013-0004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology
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Institution:
Loughborough University
Department:
Department of Human Science
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Institution:
University of Western Australia
Department:
Physiology and Human Biology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology
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Publisher:
Versita
Journal:
Anthropological Review Journal website
Volume:
76
Issue:
1
Pages:
101–107
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
2083-4594
ISSN:
1898-6773
URN:
uuid:f2c7270a-8433-4b67-94ef-18ae5900ae5e
Local pid:
ora:7920

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