Projected progression of the prevalence of obesity in Australia

Helen Walls, Dianna Magliano, Christopher Stevenson, Kathryn Backholer, Haider Mannan, Jonathan Shaw, Anna Peeters

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Abstract

Several country-specific and global projections of the future obesity prevalence have been conducted. However, these projections are obtained by extrapolating past prevalence of obesity or distributions of body weight. More accurate would be to base estimates on the most recent measures of weight change. Using measures of overweight and obesity incidence from a national, longitudinal study, we estimated the future obesity prevalence in Australian adults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)872 - 878
Number of pages7
JournalObesity
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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