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J Epidemiol Community Health. 1981 Sep; 35(3): 197–199.
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Parity and obesity.


Parity was found to be closely related to adiposity and prevalence of obesity in a population sample of 17 688 non-pregnant women aged 25-84. The women took part in multiphasic screening examinations in various parts of Finland in 1966-72. The relationship between parity and obesity was independent of other factors such as +geographical area, region, marital status, occupation, smoking habits, or incapacity for work. Pregnant women were considered to be an important target population for nutritional education.

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