Relation between obesity prevalence and the human development index and its components: an updated study on the Asian population

AbstractAimObesity is a public health problem, and all high-, low- and middle-income countries face it worldwide. The purpose of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of obesity and its relation to the Human Development Index in Asian countries in 2016.Subjects and methodsThis is an ecological study. The data required were the HDI and the prevalence of obesity (BMI  ≥ 30) in adults> 18  years of age, obtained from the World Bank ( Two-way correlation and analysis of variance were used at a significance level 18 years living in the American and the lowest was found for those in Southeast Asia. The results showed that there was a positive and significant correlation between the prevalence of obesity in males (r  = 0.486,P 
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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