Population-Based Trends in Male Adolescent Obesity in Israel 1967-2003

Revital Gross, Shuli Brammli-Greenberg, Barak Gordon, Jonathan Rabinowitz, Arnon Afek

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Obesity increased monotonically from 1.2% to 3.8% of males age 17 (1967-2003). Low socioeconomic status had an independent positive effect on obesity. The likelihood of obesity had risen more steeply over time among the low socioeconomic status group than among other adolescents. Rise in obesity, standard of living, and income inequality (as measured by the Gini index) increased concomitantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescents
  • Inequality
  • Israel
  • Obesity
  • Trends

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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