Socio-economic status and body mass index in low-income Mexican adults


Lia Fernald


 cultural sensitivity,  SES, adults, BMI, cultural appropriateness, food insecurity, Mexico, obesity


Social Science and Medicine

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Policy Summary

The study finds positive associations between SES and BMI in this low-income, rural population — likely to be related to the changing patterns of food availability, food composition, consumption patterns and cultural factors. Findings call for contextually-sensitive population-level interventions to address obesity and overweight in poor populations, particularly in older women. This population is under-researched in Mexico and of critical importance to policy makers.

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