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Inequalities in bariatric surgery in Australia: findings from 49,364 obese participants in a prospective cohort study

Korda, Rosemary J.; Jorm, Louisa R.; Butler, James R.G.; Banks, Emily


OBJECTIVES: To investigate variation, and quantify socioeconomic inequalities, in receipt of primary bariatric surgery in an obese population. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Prospective population-based cohort study of 49,364 individuals aged 45-74 with body mass index (BMI) ≥30kg/m2, with questionnaire (2006-09) linked to hospital and death data to July 2010. Sample drawn from the 45 and Up Study (~10% of NSW population aged ≥45 included, response rate ~18%). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rates...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia 197.11 (2012): 631-636
DOI: 10.5694/mja12.11035


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