The objective of this study was to determine the distribution of and trends in obesity in adult West African populations. Between February and March 2007, a comprehensive literature search was conducted using four electronic databases. Journal hand searches, citations and bibliographic snowballing of relevant articles were also undertaken. To be included, studies had to be population-based, use well-defined criteria for measuring obesity, present data that allowed calculation of the prevalence of obesity and sample adult participants. Studies retrieved were critically appraised. Meta-analysis was performed using the DerSimonian-Laird random effect model.
- West Africa
Abubakari, A-R., Lauder, W., Agyemang, C., Jones, M., Kirk, A., & Bhopal, R. S. (2008). Prevalence and time trends in obesity among adult West African populations: a meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 9(4), 297-311. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-789X.2007.00462.x