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Obesity and its association with sociodemographic factors, health behaviours and health status among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adults in New South Wales, Australia

Thurber, Katherine; Joshy, Grace; Korda, Rosemary; Eades, Sandra; Wade, Vicki; Bambrick, Hilary; Liu, Bette; Banks, Emily


Background High body mass index (BMI) is the second leading contributor to Australia’s burden of disease and is particularly prevalent among Aboriginal peoples. This paper aims to provide insight into factors relating to obesity among Aboriginal adults and Aboriginal–non-Aboriginal differences. Methods Cross-sectional analysis of data from the 45 and Up Study, comparing obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) prevalence and risk factors among 1515 Aboriginal and 213 301 non-Aboriginal adults in New South...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
DOI: 10.1136/jech-2017-210064
Access Rights: Open Access


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