Current and predicted prevalence of obesity in Canada: a trend analysis.

@article{Twells2014CurrentAP,
  title={Current and predicted prevalence of obesity in Canada: a trend analysis.},
  author={Laurie K Twells and Deborah M Gregory and Jacinta Reddigan and William Kai. Midodzi},
  journal={CMAJ open},
  year={2014},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={
          E18-26
        }
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of obesity has increased over the past 3 decades, with a disproportionate growth in excessive weight categories (body mass index [BMI] 35.0-39.9 and BMI ≥ 40.0). The objective of this paper is to present the data for the past and current prevalence of adult obesity in Canada, together with future estimates. METHODS We calculated BMIs for adults aged 18 years and older who were not in long-term care using data from Canadian health surveys administered between 1985 and… CONTINUE READING
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