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Determinants of obesity in an urban township of South Africa
(MedPharm Publications, 2008)
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and identify factors associated with Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) among adults residing in an urban township in South Africa. DESIGN: ...
Obesity in South Africa: Challenges for government and health professionals
(Nutrition Society, 2005)
OBJECTIVES: To review data on the prevalence, causes and health consequences of obesity in South Africa and propose interventions to prevent and treat obesity and related outcomes. METHODS: Data from existing literature ...
Estimating the burden of disease attributable to excess body weight in South Africa in 2000
(South African Medical Association, 2007)
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the burden of disease attributable to excess body weight using the body mass index (BMI), by age and sex, in South Africa in 2000. DESIGN: World Health Organization comparative risk assessment ...
Obesity in South Africa: The South African Demographic and Health Survey
(Nature Publishing Group, 2002)
To ascertain the anthropometric profile and determinants of obesity in South Africans who participated in the Demographic and Health Survey in 1998. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A sample of 13,089 men and women (age, ...
Obesity among black South African women
(Kamla-Raj Enterprises, 2005)
Obesity and associated non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and ischaemic heart disease were previously thought to be diseases of affluent countries, but they are becoming increasingly prevalent ...