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Comparing trends in BMI and waist circumference

Walls, Helen; Stevenson, C; Mannan, Haider R; Abdullah, Asnawi; Reid, Christopher M; McNeil, John J; Peeters, Anna


The nature of excess body weight may be changing over time to one of greater central adiposity. The aim of this study is to determine whether BMI and waist circumference (WC) are increasing proportionately among population subgroups and the range of bodyweight, and to examine the public health implications of the findings. Our data are from two cross-sectional surveys (the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Studies (NHANES) in 1988-1994 (NHANES III) and 2005-2006), from which we have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity
DOI: 10.1038/oby.2010.149


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