An exploratory spatial analysis of overweight and obesity in Canada

Theodora Pouliou, Susan J Elliott

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Abstract

The identification of spatial clusters of overweight and obesity can be a key indicator for targeting scarce public health resources. This paper examines sex-specific spatial patterns of overweight/obesity in Canada as well as investigates the presence of spatial clusters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-7
Number of pages6
JournalPreventive Medicine
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

Keywords

  • Young Adult
  • Obesity
  • Age Factors
  • Humans
  • Aged
  • Overweight
  • Body Mass Index
  • Population Surveillance
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Canada
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Adult
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Distribution
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Female
  • Male
  • Prevalence

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