The potential impact of an implemented income redistribution package on obesity prevalence in New Zealand.

Last updated on 18-12-2020 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

Peer reviewed scientific article





AIM: This study quantified associations between (absolute and relative) individual income and obesity prevalence. These associations were then used to model the potential effect of a New Zealand (NZ) Government’s income redistributive policy (the Families Package) on adult obesity prevalence. METHODS: Logistic regressions were used to investigate associations between absolute individual income and adult obesity prevalence in NZ. Linear regressions were used to assess associations between relative income (income inequality measured by Gini) and obesity prevalence (from the NCD-RisC) for O…

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