RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 156863701 LA English T1 Obesity epidemiology A1 Hu, Frank B., PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York YR 2008 SN 9780195312911 0195312910 AB During the past twenty years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. An estimated thirty percent of adults in the US are obese; in 1980, only fifteen percent were. The issue is gaining greater attention with the CDC and with the public health world in general. This book offers practical information about the methodology of epidemiologic studies of obesity, suitable for graduate students and researchers in epidemiology, and public health practitioners with an interest in the issue. It is structured in four main sections, with the majority of chapters authored by Dr. Hu, and some authored by specialists in specific areas.