Socioeconomic status differences in health behaviors related to obesity: the Healthy Worker Project.

@article{Jeffery1991SocioeconomicSD,
  title={Socioeconomic status differences in health behaviors related to obesity: the Healthy Worker Project.},
  author={Robert W. Jeffery and Simone A. French and Jean Lois Forster and V M Spry},
  journal={International journal of obesity},
  year={1991},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={689-96}
}
Obesity and health behaviors that influence energy balance (diet, exercise, and dieting to lose weight) were examined in a population of 2108 and 2539 working men and women in relation to socioeconomic status (SES). The hypothesis investigated was that the inverse relationship between SES and obesity observed in a number of studies is due to the fact that the distribution of obesity relevant health behaviors differs by social class. Body mass index (BMI), as expected, was found to be inversely… CONTINUE READING