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Bambra C, Hillier F, Cairns-Nagi J, Kasim A, Moore H, Summerbell C. How effective are interventions at reducing socioeconomic inequalities in obesity among children and adults? Two systematic reviews. Public Health Research 2015; 3(1)
To systematically review the effectiveness of interventions (individual, community and societal) in reducing socioeconomic inequalities in obesity among (1) children aged 0–18 years (including prenatal) and (2) adults aged ≥18 years, in any setting, in any country, and (3) to establish how such interventions are organised, implemented and delivered.
The reviews have found some evidence of interventions with the potential to reduce SES inequalities in obesity and that obesity management interventions do not increase health inequalities. More experimental studies of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions (particularly at the societal level) to reduce inequalities in obesity, particularly among adolescents and adult men in the UK, are needed.
Subject indexing assigned by CRD
Adolescent; Child; Community Health Services; Health Behavior; Health Promotion; Health Status Disparities; Healthcare Disparities; Obesitys; Public Health; Risk Factors; Social Class; Socioeconomic Factors; Weight Loss; Young Adult
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Address for correspondence
PHR Programme, National Institute for Health Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, University of Southampton, Alpha House, Enterprise Road, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK Tel +44 (0)23 8059 9697
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