An exploratory spatial analysis of overweight and obesity in Canada.

@article{Pouliou2009AnES,
  title={An exploratory spatial analysis of overweight and obesity in Canada.},
  author={Theodora Pouliou and Susan J. Elliott},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={362-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The identification of spatial clusters of overweight and obesity can be a key indicator for targeting scarce public health resources. This paper examines sex-specific spatial patterns of overweight/obesity in Canada as well as investigates the presence of spatial clusters. METHODS Using data on Body Mass Index (BMI) from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey (20 years and older) cycle 3.1, a cross-sectional ecological-level study was conducted. Sex-specific prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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