Trends in the prevalence of obesity in the French adult population between 1980 and 1991

  title={Trends in the prevalence of obesity in the French adult population between 1980 and 1991},
  author={G. -F. Maillard and M. Arthur Charles and Nadine Thibult and Anne Forhan and Catherine Sermet and Arnaud Basdevant and Eveline Eschw{\`e}ge},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
OBJECTIVE: To determine changes in the prevalences of overweight and obesity between 1980 and 1991 in French adults.DESIGN: Two cross-sectional studies were performed in 1980 and 1991 by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economics Studies in representative samples of the non-institutionalized French population using a similar random sampling of households from the last available national population census. Overweight and obesity were defined, based on reported height and weight… CONTINUE READING


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