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Resources from Statscan

 Shields, M. (July 2005). Overweight Canadian Children and Youth, Nutrition: Findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Retrieved July 22, 2005.

Tjepkema, M. (July 2005). Adult Obesity in Canada: Measured Height and Weight and Overweight Canadian Children and Youth, Nutrition: Findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Retrieved July 22, 2005.

"This issue presents two articles focusing on the prevalence of obesity in adults and children using measured height and weight data collected in Cycle 2.2 of the Canadian Community Health Survey - Nutrition. The articles look at the differences between obesity rates calculated using measured versus self-reported estimates of a respondent's height and weight. The articles also look at the change in measured obesity rates through time and how they compare with changes estimated using self-reported data. Comparisons are made for a broad range of demographic and socio-economic characteristics and links between obesity rates and various health conditions are also explored." [from the website]