Weight Change during Incarceration: Groundwork for a Collaborative Health Intervention

  title={Weight Change during Incarceration: Groundwork for a Collaborative Health Intervention},
  author={Nell Baldwin and N. Clarke and Nell G. Roberts},
  journal={Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved},
  pages={1567 - 1576}
Abstract:In the context of the ever increasing incarcerated population in the U.S. and a lack of data documenting weight status of this population, we document the weight status of male inmates in a unified correctional facility in Rhode Island using BMI and waist circumference. This needs assessment describes the characteristics of men most at risk of weight gain and elevated disease risk associated with their weight status in order to build the groundwork for a collaborative health… Expand
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