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The effect of social class on mid-age women's weight control practices and weight gain

Apr 15, 2011 1:51:00 PM / by Martin Witiak

Appetite, 04/15/2011

Williams L et al. – The study provides longitudinal evidence from a nationally representative sample of women that social class is related to weight gain, and to certain weight control practices.

  • 11,589 mid–aged women (aged 47–52)
  • Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH)
  • Multivariate model tested whether mean weight change over a two–year period differed by social class after adjusting for area of residence, age, education, baseline BMI, and smoking.
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