Ethnic variation in validity of the estimated obesity prevalence using self-reported weight and height measurements
- Why are we fat? Discussions on the socioeconomic dimensions and responses to obesity. Rayner, Geof; Gracia, Mabel; Young, Elizabeth; Mauleon, Jose R.; Luque, Emilio; Rivera-Ferre, Marta G. // Globalization & Health;2010, Vol. 6, p7
This paper draws together contributions to a scientific table discussion on obesity at the European Science Open Forum 2008 which took place in Barcelona, Spain. Socioeconomic dimensions of global obesity, including those factors promoting it, those surrounding the social perceptions of obesity...
- Ethnic Disparities in Metabolic Syndrome in Malaysia: An Analysis by Risk Factors. Tan, Andrew K.G.; Dunn, Richard A.; Yen, Steven T. // Metabolic Syndrome & Related Disorders;Dec2011, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p441
Background: This study investigates ethnic disparities in metabolic syndrome in Malaysia. Methods: Data were obtained from the Malaysia Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance-1 (2005/2006). Logistic regressions of metabolic syndrome health risks on sociodemographic and health-lifestyle factors...
- SISTERS SPEAK OUT: 'Too Many Black Women Are Too Fat.'. // Ebony;Oct2004, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p68
Discusses obesity in African American women. Diseases that are common to obese women; Origin of the difference in the body structure of such women from other ethnic groups; Factors that led to the prevalence of obesity.
- THE OBESITY CULTURE: STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE Public health and university-community partnerships. Johnston, Francis E.; Harkavy, Ira // International Journal of Body Composition Research;2009, Vol. 7 Issue 1, preceding p1
The article presents information related to the obesity culture explained in the "International Journal of Body Composition Research." It is noted that the articles are upon practical experience based on projects in Philadelphia, conditions in Central American countries, and public health...
- More Than Seat Belt Extenders. Field, Karen Auguston // Design News;6/7/2004, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p9
Focuses on obesity as the major public health in the U.S. Treatment of obesity; Association of treatment with public health; Challenges faced by obese people.
- Examination Questions. // PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy;Jun2004, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p99
Presents a list of questions on obesity and health. Limitation in using the body mass index; Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S.; Factors influencing the development of obesity.
- Obesity: The Public Health Challenge of Our Time. Bassett, Mary T.; Perl, Sarah // American Journal of Public Health;Sep2004, Vol. 94 Issue 9, p1477
The article discusses the prevalence of obesity cases in the U.S. as of 2004. Obesity has become the public health issue of the day--and for good reason. The data outline a dismal picture and a more foreboding future. The prevalence of obesity has doubled in adults and children and tripled in...
- "Healthy Eating--Healthy Action": evaluating New Zealand's obesity prevention strategy. McLean, Rachael M.; Hoek, Janet A.; Buckley, Sue; Croxson, Bronwyn; Cumming, Jacqueline; Ehau, Terry H.; Tanuvasa, Ausaga Fa'asalele; Johnston, Margaret; Mann, Jim I.; Schofield, Grant // BMC Public Health;2009, Vol. 9, p452
Background: New Zealand rates of obesity and overweight have increased since the 1980s, particularly among indigenous MÄori people, Pacific people and those living in areas of high deprivation. New Zealand's response to the obesity epidemic has been The Healthy Eating-Healthy Action: Oranga...
- Analysis of the UK recommendations on obesity based on a proposed implementation framework. Poobalan, Amudha S.; Aucott, Lorna S.; Ahmed, Sheraz; Smith, W. Cairns S. // BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10, p1
Background: There is considerable expertise in the obesity field in identifying, appraising, and synthesising evidence to develop guidelines and recommendations for policy and practice. The recommendations, while based on evidence, are not formulated in a way that readily leads to...