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Obesity and ethnicity

Obesity and ethnicity

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This paper provides an overview of the current evidence on the relationship between obesity and ethnicity for adults and children in the UK - summarising evidence on:
variations in obesity prevalence between and within minority ethnic groups;
differences in obesity-related disease prevalence between minority ethnic groups, with particular reference to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes;
measures of obesity including the issue of central adiposity and the use of BMI; and
the role of potential determinants of obesity for minority ethnic groups such as migration, cultural variations in diet, socioeconomic status, local area characteristics and physical activity levels.
Published: January 2011
Tags: obesity overweight data children adults physical activity evidence guidance prevalence diet bmi trends ncmp hse recommendations public health type 2 diabetes ethnicity environment gender classification young people migration
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