Trends in adult overweight and obesity prevalence in Mongolia, 2005-2013

Chimeddamba, Oyun, Gearon, Emma, Stevenson, Christopher, Liviya Ng, Winda, Baasai, Bulganchimeg and Peeters, Anna 2016, Trends in adult overweight and obesity prevalence in Mongolia, 2005-2013, Obesity, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 2194-2201, doi: 10.1002/oby.21595.

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Title Trends in adult overweight and obesity prevalence in Mongolia, 2005-2013
Author(s) Chimeddamba, Oyun
Gearon, Emma
Stevenson, ChristopherORCID iD for Stevenson, Christopher
Liviya Ng, Winda
Baasai, Bulganchimeg
Peeters, AnnaORCID iD for Peeters, Anna
Journal name Obesity
Volume number 24
Issue number 10
Start page 2194
End page 2201
Total pages 8
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-10
ISSN 1930-739X
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Endocrinology & Metabolism
Nutrition & Dietetics
Summary OBJECTIVE: To analyze trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Mongolian adults during the past decade as measured by body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). METHODS: Data from the repeated cross-sectional surveys on the prevalence of noncommunicable disease risk factors conducted in 2005, 2009, and 2013 in Mongolia were used. Linear regression was used to quantify trends in mean BMI and WC, adjusted for age group, sex, and survey year. RESULTS: The age-standardized prevalence of obesity, denoted by the international BMI cutoff values, in men and women between 2005 and 2013 increased from 10.8% to 17.6% and from 18.9% to 26.4%, respectively. Using Asian-specific BMI cutoff values for men and women, the age-standardized prevalence of obesity between 2005 and 2013 increased from 20.0% to 32.8% and 33.4% to 43.7%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased markedly between 2005 and 2013 similarly across all age groups and sexes. It is important to consider the use of Asian-specific cut-offs as the burden of obesity is twice as high as when using international BMI cutoffs. These data demonstrate the urgent need for obesity treatment, prevention, and monitoring in Mongolia.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/oby.21595
Field of Research 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance)
MD Multidisciplinary
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID DP120103277
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