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Article: The burden of overweight and obesity in the Asia-Pacific region

TitleThe burden of overweight and obesity in the Asia-Pacific region
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/OBR
Citation
Obesity Reviews, 2007, v. 8 n. 3, p. 191-196 How to Cite?
AbstractThe rise in the prevalence of overweight and obesity (body mass index ≥25 kg m-2) is, in part, a negative consequence of the increasing economic developments of many lower- and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region. To date, there has been no systematic quantification of the scale of the problem in countries of this region. From the most recent nationally representative estimates for the prevalence of overweight and obesity in 14 countries of the region, it is apparent that overweight and obesity is endemic in much of the region, prevalence ranging from less than 5% in India to 60% in Australia. Moreover, although the prevalence in China is a third of that in Australia, the increase in prevalence in China over the last 20 years was 400% compared with 20% in Australia. In addition, across various countries in the region, the population attributable fractions because of overweight and obesity ranged from 0.8% to 9.2% for coronary heart disease mortality, 0.2% to 2.9% for haemorrhagic stroke mortality, and 0.9% to 10.2% for ischaemic stroke mortality. These results indicate that consequences of overweight and obesity for health and the economy of many of these countries are likely to increase in coming years. © 2006 The Author.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86975
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2015 Impact Factor: 7.51
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 4.277
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dc.contributor.authorLee, CMYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMartiniuk, ALCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoodward, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorFeigin, Ven_HK
dc.contributor.authorGu, DFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJamrozik, Ken_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMhurchu, CNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPan, WHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSuh, Ien_HK
dc.contributor.authorUeshema, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHuxley, Ren_HK
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dc.identifier.citationObesity Reviews, 2007, v. 8 n. 3, p. 191-196en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe rise in the prevalence of overweight and obesity (body mass index ≥25 kg m-2) is, in part, a negative consequence of the increasing economic developments of many lower- and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region. To date, there has been no systematic quantification of the scale of the problem in countries of this region. From the most recent nationally representative estimates for the prevalence of overweight and obesity in 14 countries of the region, it is apparent that overweight and obesity is endemic in much of the region, prevalence ranging from less than 5% in India to 60% in Australia. Moreover, although the prevalence in China is a third of that in Australia, the increase in prevalence in China over the last 20 years was 400% compared with 20% in Australia. In addition, across various countries in the region, the population attributable fractions because of overweight and obesity ranged from 0.8% to 9.2% for coronary heart disease mortality, 0.2% to 2.9% for haemorrhagic stroke mortality, and 0.9% to 10.2% for ischaemic stroke mortality. These results indicate that consequences of overweight and obesity for health and the economy of many of these countries are likely to increase in coming years. © 2006 The Author.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/OBRen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofObesity Reviewsen_HK
dc.rightsObesity Reviews. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseases - epidemiology - etiology - mortalityen_HK
dc.subject.meshCost of Illnessen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Costsen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
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dc.subject.meshObesity - complications - epidemiology - mortalityen_HK
dc.subject.meshOverweighten_HK
dc.subject.meshPacific Islands - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.titleThe burden of overweight and obesity in the Asia-Pacific regionen_HK
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