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Obesity prevalence in large US cities: association with socioeconomic indicators, race/ethnicity and physical activity.

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Summary of "Obesity prevalence in large US cities: association with socioeconomic indicators, race/ethnicity and physical activity."

Obesity has a complex association with socioeconomic factors. Further clarification of this association could guide population interventions.

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Name: Journal of public health (Oxford, England)
ISSN: 1741-3850
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