Community readiness for adolescents’ overweight and obesity prevention is low in urban South Africa: a case study

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Pradeilles, R, Rousham, EK, Norris, SA, Kesten, JM and Griffiths, PL. 2016. Community readiness for adolescents’ overweight and obesity prevention is low in urban South Africa: a case study. [Online]. BMC Public Health. Available from: 10.1186/s12889-016-3451-9

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South Africa is undergoing epidemiological and nutrition transitions with associated increases in the incidence of overweight, obesity and diet-related chronic diseases. With the emergence of the nutrition transition in South Africa, there is an urgent need for interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in children and adolescents as risk factors for chronic diseases in adolescence may track throughout later life. This research explored the potential for faith-based organisations (FBOs) to be used as community organisations for overweight and obesity prevention interventions in adolescents by assessing the readiness of religious leaders to engage in such interventions.

Published in a 3rd party system Date: 11 August 2016
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Focus Group: Face-to-Face
Data Creators(s): Pradeilles, R, Rousham, EK, Norris, SA, Kesten, JM and Griffiths, PL
LSHTM Faculty/Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Participating Institutions: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Loughborough University, University of Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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