International handbook of the demography of obesity / Ginny Garcia-Alexander, Dudley L. Poston, Jr., editors.

Cham : Springer, 2022.
xi, 345 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm.


Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Part 1. Global Obesity Patterns and Implications
  • 1. Global Obesity Patterns, an Introduction (Ginny Garcia-Alexander and Dudley L. Poston, Jr.)
  • 2. Obesity: A Long-Term Global Challenge (James Bentham and Mariachiara Di Cesare)
  • 3. Economic Costs of Obesity in Europe (Jutta Viinikainen, Petri Bockerman, and Jaakko Pehkonen)
  • 4. Impact of Obesity on Life Expectancy Among Different European Countries, 1975-2012 (Nikoletta Vidra, Sergi Trias-Llimos, and Fanny Janssen)
  • 5. Obesity with Chinese Characteristics? Prevalence and Determinants of Overweight and Obesity in China (Jiaxin Gu, Yue Yuan, Kenneth C. Land, and Qiang Fu)
  • Part 2. Obesity and Demographic Processes, Structures, and Characteristics)
  • 6. Obesity and Mortality (Neil K. Mehta)
  • 7. Obesity and Immigration (Ginny Garcia-Alexander and Amethyst Morgan Marroquin)
  • 8. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Obesity Prevalence: What Have We Learned from Demographic and Population Health Science? (Michelle L. Frisco, Kelsey Shaulis, Jennifer Van Hook, and Robert A. Hummer)
  • 9. Race/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Obesity (Patrick M. Krueger, Shawna F. Bayerman, and Eric N. Reither)
  • 10. Sibling Effects on the Development of Obesity (Toni Falbo and Shengjie Lin)
  • Part 3. Emerging Areas of Study
  • 11. Fit for Christ or Gluttons for God? An Overview of Research on Religious Involvement and Body Mass (Terrence D. Hill, Samantha M. Galindo, and Amy M. Burdette)
  • 12. Psychosocial Stressors and Obesity (Adolfo G. Cuevas, Natalie Eckert, and Keri Carvalho)
  • 13. The Neighborhood Environment and Overweight/Obesity (Angelica Lopez and Kathryn Freeman Anderson)
  • 14. Treatment and Outcome Disparities for Patients with Obesity in Emergency Medical Services (Jamie Kennel, Hyeyoung Woo, and Ginny Garcia-Alexander)
  • Part 4. Obesity in Sexual Minority Populations. )
  • 15. Obesity Prevalence and Trends in the Asexual and Sexual Populations (Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Ceylan Engin, and Yagmur Cagatay)
  • 16. Are Gay Men More Fit? Obesity and Overweight Differences among Gay and Straight Men (Dudley L. Poston, Jr. and Sharon Baker-Hughes)
  • 17. Prevalence and Trends in Obesity and Overweight among U.S. Women: Do Lesbians Differ from Straight Women? (Carol Walther and Dudley L. Poston, Jr.)
  • 18. Obesity and Bisexuality: Is Being Bi an Issue? (Mary Ann Davis)
  • 19. Prevalence and Trends in Obesity Across Gender Identities (Mary Ann Davis, D'Lane Compton, and Nicole Farris)
  • 20. Conclusions, Review, and Needed Research. (Ginny Garcia-Alexander).
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  • 303110935X
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