Prevalence of overweight and obesity among 2.6 million rural Chinese adults.

  title={Prevalence of overweight and obesity among 2.6 million rural Chinese adults.},
  author={Huiguang Tian and Hongxiang Xie and Guide Song and Hong Zhang and Gang Hu},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={48 1},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Chinese rural adults based on the World Health Organization and Chinese standards. METHODS A cross-sectional whole-population health survey of 1,250,062 men and 1,372,026 women aged 15 years and over was undertaken in Tianjin true rural areas in 2004 (response rate, 85.6%). Height and weight were measured using a standardized protocol. RESULTS Using the World Health Organization standard, the age-standardized prevalence… CONTINUE READING
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