Prevalence and Trends of Obesity and Association with Socioeconomic Status in Thai Adults: National Health Examination Surveys, 1991–2009

@inproceedings{Aekplakorn2014PrevalenceAT,
  title={Prevalence and Trends of Obesity and Association with Socioeconomic Status in Thai Adults: National Health Examination Surveys, 1991–2009},
  author={Wichai Aekplakorn and Rungkarn Inthawong and Pattapong Kessomboon and Rassamee Sangthong and Suwat Chariyalertsak and Panwadee Putwatana and Surasak Taneepanichskul},
  booktitle={Journal of obesity},
  year={2014}
}
We determined the prevalence of obesity in Thai adults aged 20 and over in 2009 and examined trends of body mass index (BMI) between 1991 and 2009. Data from Thai National Health Examination Survey for 19,181 adults in 2009 and 64,480 adults between 1991 and 2004 were used to calculate age-adjusted mean and prevalence. Logistic regression was used to examine the association of obesity with education level. In 2009, age-adjusted prevalence of obesity classes I (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m(2)) and II (BMI… CONTINUE READING

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