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Dietary and Environmental Correlates of Obesity in a Population Study in China

Citation

Popkin, Barry M.; Paeratakul, Sahasporn; Zhai, Fengying; & Ge, Keyou (1995). Dietary and Environmental Correlates of Obesity in a Population Study in China. Obesity Research, 3(Suppl. 2), 135S-143S.

Abstract

The patterns and correlates of obesity in China were studied in two panels of a nationwide longitudinal survey conducted in 1989 and 1991 (the China Health and Nutrition Survey). Among the Chinese adults, dietary energy and fat intakes were positively and significantly associated with the Body Mass Index (BMI). Household income and physical activity level were also significantly associated with BMI. Urban residence and higher income were associated with lower energy intake, higher fat intake, and lower physical activity level compared to rural residence and other income categories. This paper documents an important emerging health problem: the increasing problem of obesity that has been observed in many lower-income countries during the last several decades.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1550-8528.1995.tb00456.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Obesity Research

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.
Paeratakul, Sahasporn
Zhai, Fengying
Ge, Keyou

Year Published

1995

Volume Number

3

Issue Number

Suppl. 2

Pages

135S-143S

Reference ID

298