Prevalence of overweight and obesity in Sri Lankan adults.

  title={Prevalence of overweight and obesity in Sri Lankan adults.},
  author={Prasad Katulanda and Mallika Arachchige Ranil Jayawardena and Mohamed H Rezvi Sheriff and Godwin Roger Constantine and David R. Matthews},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={11 11},
The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of overweight, obesity and abdominal obesity, and the underlying socio-demographic correlates among Sri Lankan adults. Data were from 4532 adults aged ≥18 years randomly selected for a national level study on diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Weight, height and waist circumference (WC) were measured and body mass index (BMI) calculated. The mean (95% confidence interval) BMI and WC were 21.1 kg m(-2) (20.9-21.3), 22.3 kg m(-2) (22.1-22.4… CONTINUE READING
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