Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region

  • Kylie Hesketh
  • Karen Campbell
  • Rachael Taylor
Part of the Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health book series (SSEH, volume 2)


Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region define a large area in the southern hemisphere ­comprising multiple countries with disparate characteristics. Defining the Pacific Region is challenging as there is no consensus on which countries are included. Thus, the World Bank includes The Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu (The World Bank 2009).


Waist Circumference Pacific Region Obesity Prevalence Secular Trend Torres Strait Islander 
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Kylie Hesketh is supported by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Career Development Award. Karen Campbell is supported by a Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Fellowship. Rachael Taylor is supported by the Karitane Products Society Fellowship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition ResearchDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Edgar National Centre for Diabetes ResearchUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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