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Bariatric surgery for women of reproductive age

Robson, Stephen; Daniels, B.; Rawlings, Louise


Australia is ranked fifth of all OECD countries for prevalence of obesity in women,1 and the proportion of young women with obesity is increasing. Over the last decade the estimated prevalence has increased by about 60% in Australian women aged 25–34 years, and by a remarkable 80% in women aged 35–44 years.2 In 2012 just over 20% of women giving birth in Australia had a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater, and 3% had a BMI of 40 kg/m2 or more. As the theme of this issue of BJOG...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-11-05
Type: Journal article
Source: BJOG - an international journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.13715


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