Area-level deprivation and adiposity in children: is the relationship linear?

  title={Area-level deprivation and adiposity in children: is the relationship linear?},
  author={Claire Griffiths and Paul W Gately and Paul Marchant and Carlton Brian Cooke},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
Objective:It has been suggested that childhood obesity is inversely associated with deprivation, such that the prevalence is higher in more deprived groups. However, comparatively few studies actually use an area-level measure of deprivation, limiting the scope to assess trends in the association with obesity for this indicator. Furthermore, most assume a linear relationship. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate associations between area-level deprivation and three measures of… CONTINUE READING
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