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Body mass index and health-related behaviours in a national cohort of 87,134 Thai open university students

Banwell, Cathy; Lim, L; Bain, Christopher; Dixon, Jane; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Sleigh, Adrian


Background: Thailand is undergoing a health-risk transition with overweight and obesity emerging as an important population health problem. This paper reports on a study of the transition, focusing on "lifestyle" factors such as diet (fried foods, soft drinks, Western-style fast foods) and physical activity (mild, moderate, strenuous exercise, housework/gardening and screen time). Methods: A baseline survey was administered to 87 134 adult students from all regions of Thailand attending an open...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
DOI: 10.1136/jech.2008.080820


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