Tackling childhood obesity: the importance of understanding the context.


Knai, C; McKee, M; (2010) Tackling childhood obesity: the importance of understanding the context. Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 32 (4). pp. 506-11. ISSN 1741-3842 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdq019

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Abstract

Recommendations to tackle major health problems such as childhood obesity may not be appropriate if they fail to take account of the prevailing socio-political, cultural and economic context. We describe the development and application of a qualitative risk analysis approach to identify non-scientific considerations framing the policy response to obesity in Denmark and Latvia.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
Research Centre: ECOHOST - The Centre for Health and Social Change
Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH)
Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 20348187
Web of Science ID: 284641400008
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/3946

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