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In most countries, the rise in obesity has affected all population groups
Monday, March 26, 2012 2:10 pm Email this article
"In most countries, the rise in obesity has affected all population groups, regardless of sex, age, race, income or education level, but to varying extents," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.
"Evidence from a number of countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States) indicates that obesity tends to be more common among individuals in disadvantaged socio-economic groups, especially women.
"There is also a relationship between the number of years spent in full-time education and obesity, with the most educated individuals displaying lower rates.
"Again, the gradient in obesity is stronger in women than in men."
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