Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 10th, 2004
"This article considers alternate measures of the overweight epidemic that are more robust to measurement error, continuous in the body-mass index (BMI) at the overweight threshold, and sensitive to changes in the BMI distribution," investigators in the U.S. report.
"The measures suggest that prevalence rates may understate the severity of the overweight problem. Since 1971," wrote D. Jolliffe and colleagues, "the prevalence of overweight has increased by 37%, while the distribution-sensitive measure has increased by 173%."
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