Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2011.10.026
Title: Obesity and severe obesity forecasts through 2030
Authors: Finkelstein, E.A. 
Khavjou, O.A.
Thompson, H.
Trogdon, J.G.
Pan, L.
Sherry, B.
Dietz, W.
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Citation: Finkelstein, E.A., Khavjou, O.A., Thompson, H., Trogdon, J.G., Pan, L., Sherry, B., Dietz, W. (2012-06). Obesity and severe obesity forecasts through 2030. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 42 (6) : 563-570. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2011.10.026
Abstract: Background: Previous efforts to forecast future trends in obesity applied linear forecasts assuming that the rise in obesity would continue unabated. However, evidence suggests that obesity prevalence may be leveling off. Purpose: This study presents estimates of adult obesity and severe obesity prevalence through 2030 based on nonlinear regression models. The forecasted results are then used to simulate the savings that could be achieved through modestly successful obesity prevention efforts. Methods: The study was conducted in 2009-2010 and used data from the 1990 through 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). The analysis sample included nonpregnant adults aged
Source Title: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/126528
ISSN: 07493797
DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.10.026
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