Overweight and obesity in Australia: an underestimate of the true prevalence?

Terry J Coyne, Michael G Findlay, Torukiri I Ibiebele and David W Firman
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05812.x
Published online: 19 January 2004

Terry J Coyne,* Michael G Findlay, Torukiri I Ibiebele, David W Firman§

  • 1 School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Public Health Building, Medical School, Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4029
  • 3 Epidemiology Services Unit, Queensland Health, Brisbane
  • 4 Surveys and Social Statistics, Office of Economic and Statistical Research, The Treasury, Queensland Government, Brisbane.


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  • 5. Epidemiology Services Unit. Omnibus 2001 survey: questionnaire and primary results. Brisbane: Health Information Centre, Queensland Health, July 2001.


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