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Surveillance of childhood obesity in Sweden. Focus on lifestyles and socioeconomic conditions.

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Title: Surveillance of childhood obesity in Sweden. Focus on lifestyles and socioeconomic conditions.
Authors: Moraeus, Lotta
Issue Date: 5-Sep-2014
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I: Sjöberg A, Moraeus L, Yngve A, Poortvliet E, Al-Ansari U, Lissner L. Overweight and obesity in a representative sample of schoolchildren – exploring the urban-rural gradient in Sweden. Obesity Reviews 2011 May;12(5):305-14.

II: Moraeus L, Lissner L, Yngve A, Poortvliet E, Al-Ansari U, Sjöberg A. Multi-level influences on childhood obesity in Sweden: societal factors, parental determinants and child's lifestyle. International Journal of Obesity (Lond). 2012 Jul;36(7):969-76.

III: Moraeus L, Lissner L, Sjöberg A. Widening socioeconomic gap in obesity among Swedish girls from 2008 to 2013, despite overall stability in prevalence. In press Acta Paediatrica 2014.

IV: Moraeus L, Lissner L, Olsson L, Sjöberg A. Age and time effects on children’s lifestyle and overweight Sweden. In manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2014-09-26
Disputation: Fredagen den 26 september 2014, kl 13.00 sal Ivan Östholm, Medicinaregatan 13 B
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: surveillance
urban rural
socioeconomic status
sugar-sweetened beverages
Abstract: Background and aim: There is a general lack of childhood obesity surveillance systems throughout Europe, including Sweden. Such systems are needed to develop policies, evaluate interventions and track secular changes in weight status. The general aim of this thesis was to describe the national and regional prevalence of overweight and obesity in Swedish 7-9-year-old children, as the initial step to establish a national childhood obesity surveillance system. Attention was given to socioeconomic f... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9104-6 (electronic)
978-91-628-9102-2 (printed)
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