Prevalence and time trends in obesity among adult West African populations: a meta-analysis.

@article{Abubakari2008PrevalenceAT,
  title={Prevalence and time trends in obesity among adult West African populations: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Awudu Abubakari and William Lauder and Charles Agyemang and Michael C. Jones and Angeli Kirk and Raj S Bhopal},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          297-311
        }
}
The objective of this study was to determine the distribution of and trends in obesity in adult West African populations. Between February and March 2007, a comprehensive literature search was conducted using four electronic databases. Journal hand searches, citations and bibliographic snowballing of relevant articles were also undertaken. To be included, studies had to be population-based, use well-defined criteria for measuring obesity, present data that allowed calculation of the prevalence… CONTINUE READING
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