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Obesity Inequalities

Obesity Inequalities

Socioeconomic inequalities in obesity were analysed using simple measures of group differences (prevalence difference [PD], prevalence ratio [PR]) and complex summary measures of inequality (slope index of inequality [SII], relative index of inequality [RII]). PDs and SIIs quantify the magnitude of absolute inequality, and PRs and RIIs represent the magnitude of relative inequality. Selective use of exclusively absolute or relative measures of inequality can lead to a biased assessment of increasing or decreasing health inequalities over time; thus it is recommended that both be considered when possible

Overweight and obesity can be influenced by individual factors such as the type of food people eat and how much physical activity they do as well as by other factors, including the environment and society in which they live. Social determinants of health the circumstances in which people grow, live, work and age can strengthen or undermine the health of individuals and communities. Therefore, social inequalities and disadvantage often contribute to unfair and avoidable differences in health outcomes across groups in society.

  • Obesity Epidemic
  • Obesity Prevalence
  • Weighting Factors
  • Socioeconomic Spectrum
  • Inequalities In Obesity
  • Global Methylation And Obesity
  • Prenatal And Early Life Influences
  • Dietary Behaviours
  • Physical Fitness
  • Prolonged Financial Stress
  • Physical Determinants Of Obesity
  • Overweight And Obesity
  • Early Diagnosis

Overall, it finds that people with higher levels of education are less likely to be overweight or obese. Living in Major cities and in homes that are owned outright may also be associated with a reduced likelihood of overweight and obesity.

Committee Members
Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2022 - Vaclav Bunc

Vaclav Bunc

Charles University, Czech Republic
Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2022 - Luisa Maria Arvide Cambra

Luisa Maria Arvide Cambra

University of Almeria, Spain
Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2022 - Joon Young Kim

Joon Young Kim

Syracuse University, United States
WOC 2022 Speakers
Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2022 - Doepp Manfred

Doepp Manfred

Head of HolisticCenter, Switzerland
Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2022 - Jerzy Kotlinowski

Jerzy Kotlinowski

Jagiellonian University, Poland
Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2022 - Brenda Hoehn

Brenda Hoehn

ProCare Health Vitamins and Supplements, United States
Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2022 - Silvana Pannain

Silvana Pannain

University of Chicago, United States

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