Subject: Developing countries | socioeconomic status | Public Health | obesity
Summary We undertook a systematic review of studies assessing the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and measured obesity in low- and middle-income countries (defined by the World Bank as countries with per capita income up to US$12,275) among children, men ... View more
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