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Author (up) Magnusson, M.; Sorensen, T.I.; Olafsdottir, S.; Lehtinen-Jacks, S.; Holmen, T.L.; Heitmann, B.L.; Lissner, L. url  doi
  Title Social Inequalities in Obesity Persist in the Nordic Region Despite Its Relative Affluence and Equity Type Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Curr Obes Rep Abbreviated Journal Current obesity reports  
  Volume 3 Issue Pages 1-15  
  Keywords Adolescents; Adults; Bmi; Children; Denmark; Education; Egalitarian; Finland; Gender; Gini coefficient; Iceland; Income; Inequality; Nordic countries; Nordic region; Norway; Obesity; Obesogenic; Occupation; Overweight; Secular trends; Social gradient; Social inequalities; Socioeconomic position; Socioeconomic status; Sweden  
  Abstract Social inequalities in overweight and obesity (OWOB) have persisted in the affluent and reputedly egalitarian Nordic countries. In this review we examine associations between socioeconomic position (SEP) and OWOB, and secular trends in such associations. Determinants and possible causes of the relations are discussed together with opportunities to cope with OWOB as a public health problem. The findings show a persisting inverse social gradient. An interaction between SEP and gender is noted for adults in Denmark, Finland and Iceland and for children in Sweden. There are overall tendencies for increased inequality, however no consistent trend for an increased social gradient in OWOB. Reasons that increased inequality does not unequivocally mirror in a steepened social gradient in obesity may include methodological questions as well as societal efforts to counteract obesity. Multi-level efforts are needed to prevent OWOB.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Box 454, 405 30 Gothen Editor  
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  ISSN 2162-4968 (Print) ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Magnusson, MariaSorensen, Thorkild I AOlafsdottir, SteingerdurLehtinen-Jacks, SusannaHolmen, Turid LingaasHeitmann, Berit LilienthalLissner, LaurenReviewCurr Obes Rep. 2014 Jan 7;3:1-15. eCollection 2014. Approved no  
  Call Number HUNT @ maria.stuifbergen @ Magnusson2014 Serial 1608  
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