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United States Estimates of Weight Change and Obesity Prevalence 2008-2009

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General Info
Provider 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2009
Data type
Summary 

IHME research provides estimates on the discrepancies between calculated and reported changes in body weight and obesity prevalence between 2008 and 2009 among repeated cross-sections of US adults participating in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Results of the study were published in Preventive Medicine in August 2012 in "In denial: misperceptions of weight among adults in the United States."

Citation
Publication year 
2012
Suggested citation 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). United States Estimates of Weight Change and Obesity Prevalence 2008-2009. Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2012.