publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Obesity and socio-economic status in developing countries

Yevgeniy Goryakin;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Obesity Reviews, volume 13, issue 11, pages 1,067-1,079 (issn: 1467-7881, eissn: 1467-789X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
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 and women. The evidence on the subject has grown significantly since an earlier influential review was published in 2004. We find that in low-income countries or in countries with low human development index (HDI), the association between SES and obesity appears to be positive for both men and women: the more affluent and/or those with higher educational attainment tend to be more likely to be obe...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public Health, Developing countries, obesity, socioeconomic status, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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