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Interaction between education and household wealth on the risk of obesity in women in Egypt

Aitsi-Selmi, Amina; Chandola, Tarani; Nouraei, Reza; Shipley, Martin J; Marmot, Michael G; Friel, Sharon


BACKGROUND: Obesity is a growing problem in lower income countries particularly among women. There are few studies exploring individual socioeconomic status indicators in depth. This study examines the interaction of education and wealth in relation to obesity, hypothesising that education protects against the obesogenic effect of wealth. METHODS: Four datasets of women of reproductive age from the Egyptian Demographic and Health Surveys spanning the period 1992–2008 are used to examine two...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-06-27
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE 7. 6 (2012): 1-8
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039507


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