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    In most countries, the rise in obesity has affected all population groups


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    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."

    Reference

    Overweight And Obesity. OECD Factbook 2011, p. 276-277.

     

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