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Trends in the socioeconomic patterning of overweight/obesity in India: a repeated cross-sectional study using nationally representative data
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    Trends in the socioeconomic patterning of overweight/obesity in India: a repeated cross-sectional study using nationally representative data
    • Sintha Dewi Purnamasari, Nutritionist/ Master Student Taipei Medical University
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      • Usman Iqbal, Lecturer

    1. From this study, the Authors had the aim to examine trends in prevalence of overweight/obesity among adults in India by socioeconomic position (SEP) between 1998 and 2016 but the data that they collected the range was not the same for example they collected the data 1998/1999, 6 years later 2005/2006, then 9 years later 2015/2016. The data from women they collected start from 1998 and for men start from 2005. From this data, maybe many of researchers will ask about this, it is not clear to describe about the prevalence, around 6 or 9 years it had uniqe graphic that we cannot see from this research.

    2. BMI is commonly used by the researcher to classify overweight and obesity in adults. Whereas, BMI is not good enough to describe about nutritional status because BMI does not measure about fat, based on World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Consultation in 2002 to review and assess the issues related to whether population-specific BMI cut-off points are needed in Asian populations. Overweight and obesity are not the same, they have different cut-off. As the Authors mentioned for the overweight the cut-off ≥24,99 kg/m2. Maybe we can distinguish between overweight (≥24,99 kg/m2) and obesity (≥30,00 kg/m2) to see the different of prevalence both of them like the research that Sánchez-Cruz (2018) and Muttarak, Raya (2018) were undertaken from their research. So, Policy makers can know how many adults got overweight and obesity, and this result to be more informative a...

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