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An Age-Structured Model for Childhood Obesity




An age-structured model for childhood obesity at population level is fitted to empirical data in order to predict the proportion of overweighted and obese children in the 6-8 and 9-12 year old classes in the region of Valencia, Spain.

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  • Gilberto Gonzalez-Parra & Lucas Jodar & Francisco Santonja & Rafael Villanueva, 2010. "An Age-Structured Model for Childhood Obesity," Mathematical Population Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(1), pages 1-11.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:mpopst:v:17:y:2010:i:1:p:1-11 DOI: 10.1080/07481180903467218

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    1. Santonja, F.-J. & Morales, A. & Villanueva, R.-J. & Cortés, J.-C., 2012. "Analysing the effect of public health campaigns on reducing excess weight: A modelling approach for the Spanish Autonomous Region of the Community of Valencia," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 34-39.


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