Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19.2 million participants


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Di Cesare M., Bentham J., Stevens G. A. , Zhou B., Danaei G., Lu Y., ...More

LANCET, vol.387, no.10026, pp.1377-1396, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 387 Issue: 10026
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0140-6736(16)30054-x
  • Title of Journal : LANCET
  • Page Numbers: pp.1377-1396

Abstract

Background Underweight and severe and morbid obesity are associated with highly elevated risks of adverse health outcomes. We estimated trends in mean body-mass index (BMI), which characterises its population distribution, and in the prevalences of a complete set of BMI categories for adults in all countries.