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Projected progression of the prevalence of obesity in Australia

Walls, Helen; Magliano, Dianna; Stevenson, C; Backholer, Kathryn; Mannan, Haider R; Shaw, Jonathan; Peeters, Anna


Several country-specific and global projections of the future obesity prevalence have been conducted. However, these projections are obtained by extrapolating past prevalence of obesity or distributions of body weight. More accurate would be to base estimates on the most recent measures of weight change. Using measures of overweight and obesity incidence from a national, longitudinal study, we estimated the future obesity prevalence in Australian adults. Participants were adults aged ≥ 25 years...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity
DOI: 10.1038/oby.2010.338


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