Social and spatial patterns of obesity and inactivity
12 April 2013
Presented by Associate Professor Steinar Krokstad.
- With data from adults aged 30-69 years from three cross-sectional health surveys in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study, Norway, HUNT1 (1984-1986), HUNT2 (1995-1997) and HUNT3 (2006-2008), we have looked at social and spatial patterns of obesity diffusion in this Norwegian population over three decades.
- The prevalence of obesity was higher in groups with lower socio-economic status (SES) and increased in all SES groups in the population. The relative SES inequalities in obesity measured by level of education did not change substantially. In HUNT1 obesity was most prevalent among low educated women (14.1%) and in HUNT3 among low educated men (30.4%). The absolute obesity prevalence inequalities increased, and a geographical diffusion from central to distal districts was observed the last decade.
- A question is raised, is it possible to do the same analyses for physical inactivity?
Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm