Obesity inequality in Malaysia: decomposing differences by gender and ethnicity using quantile regression.

@article{Dunn2012ObesityII,
  title={Obesity inequality in Malaysia: decomposing differences by gender and ethnicity using quantile regression.},
  author={Richard A. Dunn and Andrew K. G. Tan and Rodolfo M. Nayga},
  journal={Ethnicity & health},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={493-511}
}
OBJECTIVE Obesity prevalence is unequally distributed across gender and ethnic group in Malaysia. In this paper, we examine the role of socioeconomic inequality in explaining these disparities. DESIGN The body mass index (BMI) distributions of Malays and Chinese, the two largest ethnic groups in Malaysia, are estimated through the use of quantile regression. The differences in the BMI distributions are then decomposed into two parts: attributable to differences in socioeconomic endowments and… CONTINUE READING

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