Ethnic Differences in the Self-Recognition of Obesity and Obesity-Related Comorbidities: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

@article{Sivalingam2010EthnicDI,
  title={Ethnic Differences in the Self-Recognition of Obesity and Obesity-Related Comorbidities: A Cross-Sectional Analysis},
  author={Senthil K. Sivalingam and Javed Ashraf and Neelima G Vallurupalli and Jennifer Friderici and James M Cook and Michael B. Rothberg},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={616-620}
}
Obesity and its related co-morbidities place a huge burden on the health care system. Patients who know they are obese may better control their weight or seek medical attention. Self-recognition may be affected by race/ethnicity, but little is known about racial/ethnic differences in knowledge of obesity’s health risks. To examine awareness of obesity and attendant health risks among US whites, Hispanics and African-Americans. Cross-sectional self-administered survey. Adult patients at three… CONTINUE READING