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Socioeconomic Inequalities in Childhood Obesity in the United Kingdom: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  23108336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Childhood obesity is a major public health challenge worldwide. There is a growing literature documenting socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity risk. Here we draw inference from the literature about inequalities in childhood obesity risk in the UK. We summarize and appraise the extant peer-reviewed literature about socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity in the UK. Common area-level indices of socioeconomic position, including the Carstairs Deprivation Index, the Index of Multiple Deprivation and the Townsend Deprivation Index, as well as common household and individual-level metrics of childhood socioeconomic position, including head-of-household social class and maternal education, were generally inversely associated with childhood obesity in the UK. We summarize key methodological limitations to the extant literature and suggest avenues for future research. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger GmbH, Freiburg.
Authors:
Abdulrahman M El-Sayed; Peter Scarborough; Sandro Galea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity facts     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1662-4033     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Facts     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101469429     Medline TA:  Obes Facts     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  671-692     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
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