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


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

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."