Socioeconomic and Cultural Influences on the Prevalence of Obesity and Underweight

  title={Socioeconomic and Cultural Influences on the Prevalence of Obesity and Underweight},
  author={Iwona Wronka},
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Socio-economic factors and prevalence of underweight and overweight among female students in Poland.
The aim of the work was to assess the prevalence of underweight among young women and to analyse factors contributing to this phenomenon and to find no correlation was found between prevalence of very low body mass and lifestyle variables. Expand
Socioeconomic determinants of underweight and overweight in female Polish students in 2009.
The results indicate that the prevalence of thinness was higher than the prevalences of overweight and obesity, especially in students from high status families, and in students who rated their situation as average or below average. Expand
Within-family variation in obesity.
There are considerable differences in body weight between siblings with over half of the siblings differing by more than 20 age-specific percentiles in terms of the body mass index. Expand
Dietary habits and body image perception among Polish adolescents and young adults - a population based study.
A comprehensive analysis of the data available, including attempts at dieting or gaining weight, indicated that approximately ¾ of obese respondents had undertaken attempts in the past to reduce their body weight. Expand
Obesity in children and young people: a crisis in public health.
  • T. Lobstein, L. Baur, R. Uauy
  • Medicine
  • Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
  • 2004
The present report has been written to focus attention on the issue and to urge policy-makers to consider taking action before it is too late. Expand
Frequency of under- and overweight among children and adolescents during the economic transition in Poland.
The social effects of the political transformation in Poland significantly affected families with low socio-economic status (SES), and especially more eco-sensitive boys, and makes an important contribution to the current knowledge of the course of further changes in weight-to-height ratio at a global scale. Expand
Nutritional habits of female university students in relation to selfperception of body
The self-assessment of body mass as too high results in undertaking efforts aimed at reducing body mass, and BMI values above population average, even if they fit within the norm, are regarded by the students astoo high. Expand
Changes in BMI and the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in Cracow, Poland, 1971-2000.
The extent to which girls attempt to achieve the ideal body, as portrayed by media and society more generally, increases across adolescence, and the absence of a positive secular trend in BMI among adolescent females relative to males may be due to sociocultural pressures associated with transition to a free market economy in Poland. Expand
The extent of overweight index in children and adolescents from Cracow, Poland (1971-2000).
  • M. Chrzanowska, A. Suder
  • Medicine
  • Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen
  • 2010
An analysis of the results showed that the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is accompanied by an increase of the amount by which the BMI threshold values are exceeded. Expand
The dual burden household and the nutrition transition paradox
In some countries (China, Indonesia, the Kyrgyz Republic, the United States and Vietnam), dual burden households share sociodemographic profiles with overweight households, raising concerns for underweight individuals who may inadvertently become the focus of obesity prevention initiatives. Expand