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Obesity in rural Sweden from 1977 to 2002 increased from 14% to 19% in men, 14% to 21% in women
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The prevalence of obesity in a Vara, Sweden, a a rural community in the southwestern Sweden, from 1977 to 2002 increased from 14 percent to 19 percent in men, and from 14 percent to 21 percent in women according to The Skaraborg Project which has done cross-sectional population surveys every fifth year from 1977 to 2002. Obesity Risk
Risk of obesity increased 1.5 times in men, 1.4 times in women
From 1977 to 2002, the odds of someone being obese increased 1.48 times in men and 1.41 times in women.
Subjects : 3365 People, 30-60 years-old
The study analyzed data from 3365 people—1634 men and 1731 women—who were 30- to 60-years-old.
Nyholm M, Gullberg B, Haglund B, Råstam L, Lindblad U. Higher education and more physical activity limit the development of obesity in a swedish rural population. The skaraborg project. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Mar, 32(3):533–40.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Professor U. Lindblad
Department of Clinical Sciences
Malmo, Lund University
Clinical Research Centre
Entrance 72, House 28
Malmö University Hospital
Malmo S-205 02, Sweden
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