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References for the key publications about overweight and obesity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are listed here.
Maple-Brown LJ, Piers LS, O'Rourke MF, Celermajer DS, O'Dea K (2005)
Central obesity is associated with reduced peripheral wave reflection in Indigenous Australians irrespective of diabetes status.
Journal of Hypertension; 23(7): 1403-1407
NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity (2005)
A literature review of the evidence for interventions to address overweight and obesity in adults and older Australians (with special reference to people living in rural and remote Australia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders).
Sydney: Australian Department of Health and Ageing
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2004)
The relationship between overweight, obesity and cardiovascular disease: a literature review prepared for the National Heart Foundation of Australia.
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Mellor D, McCabe M, Ricciardelli L, Ball K (2004)
Body image and body dissatisfaction among Indigenous Australian adolescents.
Body Image; 1(3): 289-297
This article examines the body image concerns of Aboriginal adolescents between the ages of 12-16 years. Body image dissatisfaction was measured using the Body Image Scale and the Body Change Inventory Scale. It was found among the Indigenous adolescents surveyed, that there were no gender differences in body image importance and body image dissatisfaction. It was found however, that males placed more importance on muscle size and strength than females, and rural youth placed more importance on weight than urban youth. The findings suggest that Indigenous youth are less concerned and dissatisfied with body weight and shape than Caucasian adolescents.
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Wang Z, Hoy WE (2004)
Waist circumference, body mass index, hip circumference and waist-to-hip ratio as predictors of cardiovascular disease in Aboriginal people.
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 58(6): 888-893
Pollard C, Lewis J, Woods L, Beurle D (2003)
National Obesity Taskforce - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workshop, Adelaide, 10-11 September 2003: outcomes.
Adelaide: National Obesity Taskforce
Egger G, Fisher G, Piers S, Bedford K, Morseau G, Sabasio S, Taipim B, Bani G, Assan M, Mills P (1999)
Abdominal obesity reduction in Indigenous men.
International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders; 23(6): 564-569
Cunningham J, Mackerras D (1998)
Overweight and obesity, Indigenous Australians: 1994: occasional paper.
Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics
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