Population-based trends in overweight and obesity: a comparative study of 2 148 342 Israeli male and female adolescents born 1950–1993
Meydan, C., Afek, A., Derazne, E., Tzur, D., Twig, G., Gordon, B. and Shamiss, A.
Obesity is rising among children and adolescents in Israel and as a global trend.
Obesity during adolescence correlates to morbidity in adulthood.
Socio-demographic and ethnic factors are risk modifiers for obesity.
Temporal trends of obesity in adolescents in a large study with measured physical dimensions.
A descriptive case study of obesity trends in a country that shifted from developing to booming.
Elucidation of risk factors for obesity in adolescents, including socioeconomic status, geographical origin and education.
Exploration of gender disparities.
Background - The epidemic of obesity has been identified as a major source of morbidity, not just in developed countries but globally, in adults as well as at younger ages.
Objective - The aims of this study were to describe trends in obesity and overweight in Israeli adolescents and observe temporal changes and association by risk factors.
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