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Erik Millstone - Epidemics of Obesity: narratives of 'blame and 'blame' avoidance. Presentation given at STEPS Centre Epidemics workshop December 8-9 2008

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  • 1. Epidemics of Obesity - narratives of blame and blame avoidance by Erik Millstone
  • 2. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1990 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH.
  • 3. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1991 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16. No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20%
  • 4. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1992 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16. No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20%
  • 5. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1993 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16. No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20%
  • 6. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1994 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16. No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20%
  • 7. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1995 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16. No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20%
  • 8. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1996 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16. No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20%
  • 9. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1997 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16. No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20%
  • 10. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1998 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) Source: Mokdad AH, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16. No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20%
  • 11. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1999 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc 2000;284:13 No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20%
  • 12. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 2000 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 54 woman) Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc 2001;286:10 No Data < 10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20%
  • 13. Prevalence of Obesity in Scotland & England by Local Health Authority District Females Scotland 1995 England 1994-96 In Scotland the maps are based on Scottish Health Survey data. Areas were defined by Health Board. In England maps are based on the Department of Health, Health Survey for England data. The data was produced by the National Centre for Social Research, February 2004. Areas were defined by Strategic Health Authority. The maps is for illustrative purposes only. The areas defined by Health Boards in Scotland and the Strategic Health Authorities in England do change. For further information contact Rachel Leach email: rleach@iaso.org Greater London (see Insert) Greater London Reproduced by kind permission of Ordnance Survey Crown Copyright NC/2005/32578 30% 28-29.9% 26-27.9% 24-25.9% 22-23.9% 20-21.9% 18-19.9% 16-17.9% 14-15.9% 12-13.9%