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Suave Young Men: Creative Stirrings from Childhood through College

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter summarizes the musical and creative influences and activities of Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock during their formative years. Born and raised in Chicago, Harnick was trained as a ... More


The Transition to Post-Industrial BMI Values in the United States

Marek Brabec and John Komlos

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The trend in the BMI values of the United States population has not been estimated accurately because time series data are unavailable and because the focus has been on calculating period effects. ... More


Child Labour, Education, Nutrition, and Fertility in Rural India

Alessandro Cigno and Furio Camillo Rosati

in The Economics of Child Labour

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199264452
eISBN:
9780191602511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264457.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

A micro-econometric analysis of the 1994 Human Development of India survey finds that school provision in rural areas, and mortality reducing policies, lower fertility, and child labour, and raise ... More


The Obesity Epidemic

Mario Mazzocchi, W. Bruce Traill, and Jason F. Shogren

in Fat Economics: Nutrition, Health, and Economic Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213856
eISBN:
9780191695902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213856.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyses the data on obesity, healthy eating, and health by taking a closer look at the numbers behind the obesity epidemic. It explains the meaning of overweight and obesity by ... More


High body mass index, overweight, and obesity in children: Definitions, terminology, and interpretation

Katherine M. Flegal and Cynthia L. Ogden

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Studies in a variety of countries have shown increases in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children in recent years. These increases have given rise to concern about children's health ... More


Stigma and BMI screening in schools, or ‘Mom, I hate it when they weigh me’

Lynne M. MacLean, Mechthild Meyer, Audrey Walsh, Kathryn Clinton, Lisa Ashley, Stephanie Donovan, and Nancy Edwards

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

‘Mom, I hate it when they weigh me’. These words were uttered by a child of one of the authors of this chapter. This quote was chosen as the title of this chapter on stigma and BMI screening in ... More


Childhood overweight and obesity in developed countries: Global trends and correlates

Tim Olds and Carol Maher

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The belief that the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children globally has been, and continues to be, increasing exponentially has become a media commonplace: research indicates that if ... More


Secular trends in childhood obesity and associated risk factors in China from 1982 to 2006

Zhaohui Cui and Michael J. Dibley

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reviews the secular trends in childhood obesity and associated risk factors from three nationwide surveys across China conducted between 1982 and 2006. The Chinese National Surveys on ... More


Secular changes in overweight and obesity among Brazilian adolescents from 1974/75 to 2002/03

Wolney Lisboa Conde and Carlos Augusto Monteiro

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the prevalence, distribution, and changing trends of overweight and obesity among Brazilian adolescents across the last three decades, including the most recent population ... More


Eighteen. Striking Out

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Schuman had contemplated writing an opera early in his career as a composer. This chapter explores some of the projects Schuman considered, especially a partnership in 1942 with poet Christopher ... More


Factors related to obesity

Roberto J. Rona and Susan Chinn

in The National Study of Health and Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629197
eISBN:
9780191723612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629197.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The measures used and analyzed in this chapter were weight-for-height, triceps skinfold thickness, and occasionally subscapular thickness. The analyses were based on standard deviation score or an ... More


Colorectal Cancer

John D. Potter and David Hunter

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There is substantial evidence that colorectal cancer is, after lung cancer, one of the most preventable of the common cancers. Increased BMI among men along with a sedentary lifestyle among both ... More


Descriptive Epidemiology of Obesity Trends

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes population obesity trends from descriptive epidemiologic studies. Topics covered include obesity trends in U.S. adults, obesity trends in U.S. children, and international ... More


Examination of the built environment and prevalence of obesity: neighbourhood characteristics, food purchasing venues, green space and distribution of Body Mass Index

Tamara Dubowitz, Theresa L. Osypuk, and Kristen Kurland

in Social inequality and public health

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423207
eISBN:
9781447303398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423207.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter highlights the effect of the overall social environment on health, showing how poverty in a high-inequality society (such as the US) is spatially associated with factors that make ... More


The incidentally sensible city

Clare Herrick

in Governing health and consumption: Sensible citizens, behaviour and the city

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426383
eISBN:
9781447302445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426383.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the rapidly expanding canon of work examining the ‘obesogenic’ nature of urban environments and the ways in which this epistemology crosscuts efforts to create an incidentally ... More


Flank pain

Hugo Farne, Edward Norris-Cervetto, and James Warbrick-Smith

in Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198716228
eISBN:
9780191916809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716228.003.0024
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Surgery

The diagnoses shown in bold in Figure 18.1 are all surgical emergencies that you must exclude as you clerk the patient. In women, you should consider gynaecological ... More


The Simultaneous Effects of Obesity, Insurance Choice, and Medical Visit Choice on Health Care Costs

Ralph Bradley and Colin Baker

in Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226530857
eISBN:
9780226530994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226530994.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

While previous studies on obesity’s effects on healthcare costs conclude that obesity increases costs, they do not control for the endogeneity of insurance and estimate a tobit model for the corner ... More


Dreams So Real: “Jazz Is Really Where My Heart Now Lies”

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This concluding chapter argues that because of the variety of musical styles cohabitating within Carla Bley's pieces, the label “jazz musician”—which music critics to an extent rightly but far too ... More


Brain–machine interfaces

Girijesh Prasad

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0049
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

A brain–machine interface (BMI) is a biohybrid system intended as an alternative communication channel for people suffering from severe motor impairments. A BMI can involve either invasively ... More


Obesity and Body Composition

NaNa Keum, Mingyang Song, Edward L. Giovannucci, and A. Heather Eliassen

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In 2014, an estimated 1.9 billion adults worldwide were either overweight (BMI 25–29.9) or obese (BMI ≥30). The so-called obesity epidemic began in high-income, English-speaking countries in the ... More


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