Article: Trends in Obesity among US Adults Article Review by scribbler

Evaluates the article, 'Prevalence and Trends in Obesity among US Adults' by K. Flegal, which appeared in a 2002 issue of "JAMA" (Journal of the American Medical Association).
# 151733 | 1,245 words | 1 source | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper reports that the JAMA article, "Prevalence and Trends in Obesity among US Adults", hypothesizes that many self-reported studies report lower obesity rates than ones where the information is involuntary. Next, the author looks at the methods, research, data collection and results reported in the article. The paper concludes that, after reviewing the statistical methodology of the study, the reported article is the most accurate indication of the actual obesity rate in this country.

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Experiments / Data Collections

From the Paper:

"The results are based on trends that have been occurring with previous studies conducted over the years. To determine the overall rate of obesity these would include: National Health Examination Surveys from: 1960 - 1962, 1971 - 1974 and 1988 - 1994. This information was then compared, with statistics provided from the CDC at the same time. Once the actual trend was established, the study sought to compare the actual obesity rate, with the most recent numbers from the CDC. As a result, the authors determined that the overall obesity rate among every age group and demographic of the population has been increasing. However, the study highlighted a number of different areas; that are effecting certain groups of the population, most notably Hispanic and African American women. According to results from the study, they found that there were higher cases of obesity and extreme obesity, with these two groups, in comparison to other portions of the population. Another disturbing trend that was uncovered, was the fact that all of the different respondents of the survey were showing results that were similar to many respondents. Where, there were consistently higher numbers of people falling into the two groups of obese and extreme obesity. This is higher than the previous trends that were occurring, as many people were seeing increases in the overall amounts of body fat."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Flegal, K. (2002). Prevalence and Trends in Obesity among US Adults. JAMA. 288 (14), 1723 - 1727.

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