Two multiline graphs showing trends in obesity prevalence by country and sex: Older adults, 1978-2004.

FIGURE 6-2Trends in obesity prevalence by country and sex: Older adults, 1978-2004

SOURCES: Data are nationally representative unless otherwise noted. Australia: measured height and weight (Cameron et al., 2003); Canada: self-reported height and weight (Torrance, Hooper, and Reeder, 2002); England: measured height and weight (Rennie and Jebb, 2005); France: self-reported height and weight (Charles, Eschwege, and Basdevant, 2008; Maillard et al., 1999); Italy: self-reported height and weight (Calza et al., 2008); Japan: measured height and weight (Yoshiike, Seino et al., 2002); Netherlands: measured height and weight, from three cities (Schokker et al., 2007); United States: measured height and weight (Flegal et al., 2002) and author analysis of NHANES data.

From: 6, Can Obesity Account for Cross-National Differences in Life-Expectancy Trends?

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International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages: Dimensions and Sources.
National Research Council (US) Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries; Crimmins EM, Preston SH, Cohen B, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.
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