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Under-estimation of obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol by self-reported data: comparison of self-reported information and objective measures from health examination surveys

Tolonen, H; Koponen, P; Mindell, JS; Männistö, S; Giampaoli, S; Dias, CM; Tuovinen, T; ... European Health Examination Survey Pilot Project; + view all (2014) Under-estimation of obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol by self-reported data: comparison of self-reported information and objective measures from health examination surveys. European Journal of Public Health , 24 (6) pp. 941-948. 10.1093/eurpub/cku074. Green open access

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Abstract

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) cause 63% of deaths worldwide. The leading NCD risk factor is raised blood pressure, contributing to 13% of deaths. A large proportion of NCDs are preventable by modifying risk factor levels. Effective prevention programmes and health policy decisions need to be evidence based. Currently, self-reported information in general populations or data from patients receiving healthcare provides the best available information on the prevalence of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, etc. in most countries.

Type: Article
Title: Under-estimation of obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol by self-reported data: comparison of self-reported information and objective measures from health examination surveys
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/cku074
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku074
Language: English
Additional information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in The European Journal of Public Health following peer review. The version of record, Tolonen, H; Koponen, P; Mindell, JS; Männistö, S; Giampaoli, S; Dias, CM; Tuovinen, T; (2014) Under-estimation of obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol by self-reported data: comparison of self-reported information and objective measures from health examination surveys. European Journal of Public Health, 24 (6) pp. 941-948, is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku074.
Keywords: Adult, Anthropometry, Diabetes Mellitus, Europe, Female, Health Status Indicators, Health Surveys, Humans, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Male, Middle Aged, Obesity, Overweight, Pilot Projects, Prevalence, Risk Factors
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1431974
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