Anthropometric measurements and prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in adult Malawians: nationwide population based NCD STEPS survey

@inproceedings{Msyamboza2013AnthropometricMA,
  title={Anthropometric measurements and prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in adult Malawians: nationwide population based NCD STEPS survey},
  author={Kelias Phiri Msyamboza and Damson D Kathyola and Titha Dzowela},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION Overweight and obesity are significant causes of increased morbidity and premature mortality from non-communicable diseases, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, although local high quality population-based data to inform policies and strategies are lacking. METHODS Using the WHO STEPwise approach to chronic disease risk factor surveillance, population-based nationwide survey was conducted on participants aged 25-64 years in Malawi. A multi-stage cluster sample design and… CONTINUE READING