Changing perceptions of weight in Great Britain: comparison of two population surveys

  title={Changing perceptions of weight in Great Britain: comparison of two population surveys},
  author={Fiona Johnson and Lucy Cooke and Helen A Croker and Jane Wardle},
OBJECTIVES To examine changes in public perceptions of overweight in Great Britain over an eight year period. DESIGN Comparison of data on self perceived weight from population surveys in 1999 and 2007. SETTING Household surveys of two representative samples in Great Britain. PARTICIPANTS 853 men and 944 women in 1999, and 847 men and 989 women in 2007. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Participants were asked to report their weight and height and classify their body size on a scale from "very… CONTINUE READING
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