The spread of the obesity epidemic in the United States, 1991-1998.

@article{Mokdad1999TheSO,
  title={The spread of the obesity epidemic in the United States, 1991-1998.},
  author={Ali H. Mokdad and Mary K. Serdula and William H. Dietz and Barbara A. Bowman and James S. Marks and Jeffrey P. Koplan},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={282 16},
  pages={1519-22}
}
CONTEXT The increasing prevalence of obesity is a major public health concern, since obesity is associated with several chronic diseases. OBJECTIVE To monitor trends in state-specific data and to examine changes in the prevalence of obesity among adults. DESIGN Cross-sectional random-digit telephone survey (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) of noninstitutionalized adults aged 18 years or older conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments… CONTINUE READING
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