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Getting the measure of Australians : anthropometry can make all the difference

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Verna Blewett, D Veitch, S Ward, C Fitzgerald
The arguments for the need for an Australian Body Sizing Survey are compelling. Who benefits and who loses? We hear that Australians are getting bigger; that there's an obesity epidemic. But where's the evidence? This is not only the province of public health; it is a focus for anthropometry - the science of the measurement of the size and shape of human populations. Exactly which parts of our population are increasing in size? Just what size and shape is the Australian population, and does it matter anyway?

History

Volume

84

Issue

2

Start Page

16

End Page

23

Number of Pages

8

ISSN

1443-3605

Location

Australia

Publisher

AIPS

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Appleton Institute for Behavioural Sciences; Appleton Institute for Behavioural Sciences; Independent; University of New South Wales;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

AQ (Balmain) : Journal of Contemporary Analysis.

Exports

CQUniversity

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