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Setting population targets for measuring successful obesity prevention

Backholer, Kathryn; Walls, Helen; Magliano, Dianna; Peeters, Anna


In 2008, The Council of Australian Governments set a target to increase by 5% the proportion of Australian adults at a healthy body weight by 2017, over a 2009 baseline. Target setting is a critical component of public health policy for obesity prevention; however, there is currently no context within which to choose such targets. We analyzed the changes in current weight gain that would be required to meet Australian targets. By using transition-based multistate life tables to project obesity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2010.200337


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