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Self-reported concern about food security associated with obesity--Washington, 1995-1999.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12966359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obesity is epidemic among all segments of the U.S. population and in all regions of the country, and persons who are obese are at higher risk for several chronic diseases. Previous studies have suggested a possible relation between obesity and food insecurity (i.e., not having access at all times to enough safe and nutritious food for an active, healthy lifestyle because such foods are not available consistently or household resources are insufficient to meet the cost). To assess the relation between obesity and concern about food security, the Washington state Department of Health analyzed statewide data from the 1995-1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This report summarizes the results of the analysis, which indicate that concern about food security is associated with obesity. Longitudinal studies are needed to determine whether food insecurity causes obesity so appropriate interventions can be designed and implemented.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1545-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-10     Completed Date:  2003-09-11     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  840-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Food Habits / psychology*
Food Supply
Middle Aged
Obesity / epidemiology*
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Washington / epidemiology

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