Social valorisation of stoutness as a determinant of obesity in the context of nutritional transition in Cameroon: the Bamiléké case.

@article{Cohen2013SocialVO,
  title={Social valorisation of stoutness as a determinant of obesity in the context of nutritional transition in Cameroon: the Bamil{\'e}k{\'e} case.},
  author={Emmanuel Cohen and Gilles Boetsch and Friso P. Palstra and Patrick Pasquet},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={96},
  pages={24-32}
}
Body size perceptions were assessed among members of the Bamiléké, an ethnic group in an urban setting in Cameroon with high rates of obesity, but also a positive perception of stoutness in its social representations. We first implemented a qualitative study (April 2007) to identify local representations of body weight among Bamiléké using semi-structured interviews. We then quantitatively assessed body size perceptions among a representative sample of Bamiléké (May to June 2007), employing a… CONTINUE READING
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