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Socioeconomic Status, Sex, and Obesity in a Large National Cohort of 15-87-Year-Old Open University Students in Thailand

Lim, Lynette; Banwell, Cathy; Sripaiboonkij, Nintita; Kelly, Matthew; Bain, Christopher; Sleigh, Adrian; Seubsman, Sam-ang

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Background: As obesity increases, middle-income countries are undergoing a health-risk transition. We examine the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and emerging obesity in Thailand, and ascertain if an inverse relationship between SES and obesity has appeared. Methods: The data derived from 87 134 individuals (54% female; median age, 29 years) in a national cohort of distance-learning Open University students aged 15-87 years and living throughout Thailand. We calculated adjusted...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/37152
Source: Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.2188/jea.JE20090014

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