Next Article in Journal
Biological Contribution to Social Influences on Alcohol Drinking: Evidence from Animal Models
Next Article in Special Issue
Prevention of Overweight and Obesity: How Effective is the Current Public Health Approach
Previous Article in Journal
Do Health Beliefs and Behaviors Differ According to Severity of Obesity? A Qualitative Study of Australian Adults
Previous Article in Special Issue
Validity of Self-Reported Weight and Height of Adolescents, Its Impact on Classification into BMI-Categories and the Association with Weighing Behaviour
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(2), 460-472; doi:10.3390/ijerph7020460

Trends and Stabilization up to 2022 in Overweight and Obesity in Switzerland, Comparison to France, UK, US and Australia

1
HealthEcon AG, CH-4001 Basel, Switzerland
2
DataGen AG, CH-4310 Rheinfelden, Switzerland
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 December 2009 / Accepted: 8 February 2010 / Published: 11 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Obesity and Public Health)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [268 KB, uploaded 19 June 2014]   |  

Abstract

In Switzerland a rapid increase in the total overweight population (BMI ≥ 25) from 30.3% to 37.3% and in the obese segment (BMI ≥ 30) from 5.4% to 8.1% was observed between 1992 and 2007. The objective of this study is to produce a projection until 2022 for the development of adult overweight and obesity in Switzerland based on four National Health Surveys conducted between 1992 and 2007. Based on the projection, these prevalence rates may be expected to stabilize until 2022 at the 2007 level. These results were compared with future projections estimated for France, UK, US and Australia using the same model. View Full-Text
Keywords: prevalence; overweight; obesity; trend analysis; logistic regression prevalence; overweight; obesity; trend analysis; logistic regression
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Schneider, H.; Dietrich, E.S.; Venetz, W.P. Trends and Stabilization up to 2022 in Overweight and Obesity in Switzerland, Comparison to France, UK, US and Australia. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 460-472.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health EISSN 1660-4601 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top