Overweight and obesity in urban Africa: A problem of the rich or the poor?

  title={Overweight and obesity in urban Africa: A problem of the rich or the poor?},
  author={Abdhalah Kasiira Ziraba and Jean Christophe Fotso and Rhoune Ochako},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Obesity is a well recognized risk factor for various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to shed light on the patterns of overweight and obesity in sub-Saharan Africa, with special interest in differences between the urban poor and the urban non-poor. The specific goals were to describe trends in overweight and obesity among urban women; and examine how these trends vary by education and household… CONTINUE READING
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