Dramatic increase in the prevalence of obesity in Western Samoa over the 13 year period 1978-1991.
Obesity and an increasing prevalence of associated conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are frequently observed in Pacific populations as lifestyles become more modernized.
In 1978, a survey conducted in three geographically defined populations in Western Samoa showed large differences in the prevalence of obesity (body mass index (BMI) =30 kg/m2) between rural and urban populations.
A follow-up survey using similar methods was performed in 1991 to examine the current level of obesity in these three locations and to assess changes over time.
Cross-sectional differences in the prevalence of obesity, mean BMI and waist-hip circumference ratio (WHR) between urban Apia and rural Poutasi and Tuasivi were examined after adjusting for age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Obésité, Homme, Samoa, Polynésie, Océanie, Prévalence
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obesity, Human, Samoa, Polynesia, Oceania, Prevalence
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0547233
Code Inist : 002B22B. Création : 09/06/1995.