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Obesity in Canada

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English
Translated Title: 
L’obésité au Canada
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Finds some significant differences between women and men when looking at obesity, showing, for example, that income is more strongly related to obesity for women than for men. Also finds that income, rural residence and minority status (mainly Aboriginal) are related to obesity in women and men even when controlling for health (or lifestyle) behaviours, such as inactivity, fruit and vegetable consumption and alcohol use. Their analysis of obesity is limited, as the authors note, by fact that data on “access to healthy foods and food outlets, consumption of traditional diets, caloric density, marketing of foods and beverages high in sugar and fat to children, and portion sizes have not been considered in the analysis.” The report was also limited by other factors, such as the fact that those not reporting body mass index (BMI) measurement (e.g. pregnant women) were excluded

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN: 978-1-100-18133-2
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Includes bibliographical references.

Primer to action : social determinants of health

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English
Translated Title: 
Prêts pour l’action : les déterminants sociaux de la santé
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Online
Publisher: 
Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance and Health Nexus (formerly Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse).
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A resource for health and community workers, activists and local residents to understand how the social determinants of health impact chronic disease, and what they can do about it. Produced as part of Primer to Action, Phase II project which was funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario and Nunavut.

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