National, regional, and global trends in adult overweight and obesity prevalences

  title={National, regional, and global trends in adult overweight and obesity prevalences},
  author={Gretchen Anna Stevens and Gitanjali M. Singh and Yuan Lu and Goodarz Danaei and John Kent Lin and Mariel M. Finucane and Adil N Bahalim and Russell K McIntire and H. Rafael Guti{\'e}rrez and Melanie J Cowan and Christopher J. Paciorek and Farshad Farzadfar and Leanne Margaret Riley and Majid Ezzati},
  booktitle={Population health metrics},
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity prevalence are commonly used for public and policy communication of the extent of the obesity epidemic, yet comparable estimates of trends in overweight and obesity prevalence by country are not available. METHODS We estimated trends between 1980 and 2008 in overweight and obesity prevalence and their uncertainty for adults 20 years of age and older in 199 countries and territories. Data were from a previous study, which used a Bayesian… CONTINUE READING
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