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The epidemiology of socioeconomic inequalities in obesity among Australian adults
thesisposted on 03.06.2020, 23:28 authored by EMMA MAUREEN GEARON
In Australia, individuals with greater socioeconomic disadvantage are more likely to have obesity than their less disadvantaged counterparts. This thesis uses high-level statistical analyses to examine the epidemiology of socioeconomic inequalities in obesity for Australian adults. The findings provide evidence that socioeconomic inequalities in obesity have persisted over time, with little indication of improvement, and contribute substantially to the burden of disease and healthcare costs. Additionally, potential public health targets to reduce inequities in excess weight gain during adulthood are suggested. These findings provide an epidemiological foundation for future research into effective and appropriate leverage points for action.