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Trends in BMI of urban Australian adults, 1980-2000

Walls, Helen; Wolfe, Rory; Haby, Michelle M; Magliano, Dianna; de Courten, Maximilian; Reid, Christopher M; McNeil, John J; Shaw, Jonathan; Peeters, Anna

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Objective To analyse changes in the distribution of BMI in Australia between 1980 and 2000.Design Data were from the 1980, 1983 and 1989 National Heart Foundation Risk Factor Prevalence Study, the 1995 National Nutrition Survey and the 1999/2000 Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study. Survey participants were aged 25-64 years and resident in Australian capital cities. BMI was calculated as weight divided by height squared (kg/m2), where weight and height were measured using standard...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50259
Source: Public Health Nutrition
DOI: 10.1017/S1368980009991455

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