Socio-economic status and urbanization are linked to snacks and obesity in adolescents in Botswana.

@article{Maruapula2011SocioeconomicSA,
  title={Socio-economic status and urbanization are linked to snacks and obesity in adolescents in Botswana.},
  author={Segametsi Ditshebo Maruapula and J. Craiq Jackson and Joanna E. Holsten and Sheila Shaibu and Leapetswe Malete and Brian H. Wrotniak and Sarah J. Ratcliffe and George G Mokone and Nicolas Stettler and Charlene W. Compher},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={2260-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe patterns of food consumption associated with overweight/obesity (OW/OB) and their links to socio-economic status (SES) and urbanization. DESIGN A nationwide cross-sectional survey. SETTING Secondary schools in cities, towns and villages in Botswana, Africa. SUBJECTS A total of 746 adolescent schoolchildren. RESULTS OW/OB is associated with greater SES, city residence and a snack-food diet pattern. Students belonging to higher SES compared with those from a lower… CONTINUE READING
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