Prevalence of overweight and obesity in rural and urban settings of 10 European countries

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_097ADCD37040
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Prevalence of overweight and obesity in rural and urban settings of 10 European countries
Journal
Preventive Medicine
Author(s)
Peytremann Bridevaux Isabelle, Faeh David, Santos-Eggimann Brigitte
ISSN
0091-7435
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
44
Number
5
Pages
442-446
Language
english
Abstract
OBJECTIVES.: First to explore differences in prevalence of overweight and obesity between rural and urban areas of 10 European countries, then to determine whether body mass index varies with the countries' gross domestic product. METHODS.: We used baseline data (2004) from countries participating in the Study of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, which included 16,695 non-institutionalized individuals aged 50-79 years with body mass index >/=18.5 kg/m(2). Height and weight were self-reported and body mass index categorized as normal weight (18.5-24.9 kg/m(2)), overweight (25.0-29.9 kg/m(2)) and obesity (>/=30 kg/m(2)). Weighted prevalences of overweight and obesity in rural and urban areas were estimated, and logistic regressions performed to investigate the association between rural residence and body mass index, adjusting for age, sex, household income and education. Spearman's correlation examined the relationship between body mass index and gross domestic product. RESULTS.: We found no differences in the prevalence of overweight and obesity between rural and urban areas. Separate analysis by gender, age, education or income level did not reveal additional rural-urban variations. Body mass index was slightly higher when gross domestic product was lower. CONCLUSIONS.: Programs aimed at preventing or managing overweight and obesity in the 50-79 years age range should be addressed to residents of both rural and urban areas, but tailored to their specific characteristics.
Keywords
Obesity , Overweight , Rural Health , Urban Health
Pubmed
Web of science
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06/02/2008 12:51
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20/08/2019 13:31
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