Social Disparities Research Paper

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There is also repeated evidence of social disparities in the prevalence of obesity and overweight. Links have been made why disparities exist in the prevalence of obesity especially among disadvantaged ethnic minority groups. Henderson and Kelly (2005), suggest that these disparities exist because of inequalities in the society they argue that people with more knowledge, money, power, prestige and beneficial social connections are better able to control weight gain, either through the ability to make food choices or through greater opportunities for exercise and safe play. This view is supported by Sniderman et al., (2007), who found no disparities in prevalence of obesity among ethnic groups when he factored in adjustments of socio economic

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