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Djalalinia S, Peykari N, Qorbani M, Larijani B, Farzadfar F. Inequality of obesity and socioeconomic factors in Iran:a systematic review and meta- analyses. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2015; 29 (1) :636-650
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3028-en.html
Non-communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , farzadfar@tums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (3487 Views)

  Background: Socioeconomic status and demographic factors, such as education, occupation, place of residence, gender, age, and marital status have been reported to be associated with obesity. We conducted a systematic review to summarize evidences on associations between socioeconomic factors and obesity/overweight in Iranian population.

  Methods : We systematically searched international databases ISI, PubMed/Medline, Scopus, and national databases Iran-medex, Irandoc, and Scientific Information Database (SID). We refined data for associations between socioeconomic factors and obesity/overweight by sex, age, province, and year. There were no limitations for time and languages.

  Results : Based on our search strategy we found 151 records of them 139 were from international databases and the remaining 12 were obtained from national databases. After removing duplicates, via the refining steps, only 119 articles were found related to our study domains. Extracted results were attributed to 146596 person/data from included studies. Increased ages, low educational levels, being married, residence in urban area, as well as female sex were clearly associated with obesity.

  Conclusion : Results could be useful for better health policy and more planned studies in this field. These also could be used for future complementary analyses.


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