Browsing School of Economics by Subject "Obesity"

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  • Madden, David (David Patrick) (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2006-12)
    This paper proposes a new method of measuring obesity using Body Mass Index (BMI) data. Conventional measures which simply count the number of individuals with BMI in excess of an upper limit ignore the extent by which ...
  • Madden, David (David Patrick) (University College Dublin. School of EconomicsUniversity College Dublin. Geary Institute, 2010-03)
    Using the nationally representative Slan dataset we take a number of approaches to profile the change in obesity in Ireland over the 2002-2007 period. There is no evidence of either first or second order stochastic ...
  • Madden, David (David Patrick) (University College Dublin. School of Economics, 2010-10)
    Using the nationally representative Slan dataset we calculate concentration indices for the incidence of obesity for men and women. We finder higher concentration indices for women than for men, but we also find that ...

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