Trends in social inequalities in obesity: Belgium, 1997 to 2004.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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OBJECTIVES: Studies examining the time trend in social inequalities in obesity have yielded diverse results. The aim of this study is to investigate whether social inequalities in obesity have increased overtime in Belgium.METHODS: We used data from three national cross-sectional health interview surveys (1997 n=7953, 2001 n=8887, and 2004 n=9709) to estimate age-standardized obesity prevalence and a series of summary measures reflecting health inequalities in men and women aged 18 years and older.RESULTS: For males, a clear socioeconomic gradient was observed between obesity and education….

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