Contribution of socioeconomic status, stature and birth weight to obesity in Sub-Saharan Africa: cross-sectional data from primary school-age children in Cameroon

by Lifoter K Navti, Uta Ferrari, Emmanuel Tange et al.
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:320 (7 April 2014)

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The pattern of obesity in relation to socioeconomic status is of public health concern. This study investigates whether the association between height and obesity in children is affected by their socioeconomic background. It also explores the relationship between high birth weight and obesity. It confirms that children coming from a high socioeconomic background and being tall are at particular risk of becoming obese.

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