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Volume 14, issue C, 2014

The effect of physical activity on adult obesity: Evidence from the Canadian NPHS panel pp. 1-21 Downloads
Sisira Sarma, Gregory S. Zaric, M. Karen Campbell and Jason Gilliland
Sleep behavior and unemployment conditions pp. 22-32 Downloads
Marina Antillón, Diane S. Lauderdale and John Mullahy
Macronutrients and obesity: Revisiting the calories in, calories out framework pp. 33-49 Downloads
Daniel Riera-Crichton and Nathan Tefft
Child care choices, food intake, and children's obesity status in the United States pp. 50-61 Downloads
Bidisha Mandal and Lisa M. Powell
Life cycle development of obesity and its determinants in six European countries pp. 62-78 Downloads
Sandra Cavaco, Tor Eriksson and Ali Skalli
The interplay between gender, race and weight status: Self perceptions and social consequences pp. 79-91 Downloads
Jason Fletcher
Examining the temporal relationships between childhood obesity and asthma pp. 92-102 Downloads
Tiffany L. Green
Estimating male and female height inequality pp. 103-108 Downloads
Matthias Blum
Economic development, urbanization, technological change and overweight: What do we learn from 244 Demographic and Health Surveys? pp. 109-127 Downloads
Yevgeniy Goryakin and Marc Suhrcke
Spatial mobility and environmental effects on obesity pp. 128-140 Downloads
Zhenxiang Zhao, Robert Kaestner and Xin Xu
High frequency body mass measurement, feedback, and health behaviors pp. 141-153 Downloads
Peter Kooreman and Annette Scherpenzeel

Volume 13, issue C, 2014

Was the economic crisis of 2008 good for Icelanders? Impact on health behaviors pp. 1-19 Downloads
Tinna Laufey Ásgeirsdóttir, Hope Corman, Kelly Noonan, Þórhildur Ólafsdóttir and Nancy E. Reichman
The difference-in-difference method: Assessing the selection bias in the effects of neighborhood environment on health pp. 20-33 Downloads
Irina Grafova, Vicki A. Freedman, Nicole Lurie, Rizie Kumar and Jeannette Rogowski
How effective are public health departments at preventing mortality? pp. 34-45 Downloads
Timothy Tyler Brown
Education policies and health inequalities: Evidence from changes in the distribution of Body Mass Index in France, 1981–2003 pp. 46-65 Downloads
Fabrice Etilé
Income inequalities in unhealthy life styles in England and Spain pp. 66-75 Downloads
Joan Costa-Font, Cristina Hernández-Quevedo and Dolores Jiménez-Rubio
Testosterone is associated with self-employment among Australian men pp. 76-84 Downloads
Francis J. Greene, Liang Han, Sean Martin, Song Zhang and Gary Wittert
Height, weight, and entry earnings of female graduates in Taiwan pp. 85-98 Downloads
Hung-Lin Tao
Mendelian randomization in health research: Using appropriate genetic variants and avoiding biased estimates pp. 99-106 Downloads
Amy E. Taylor, Neil M. Davies, Jennifer J. Ware, Tyler VanderWeele, George Davey Smith and Marcus R. Munafò
The impact of pharmaceutical innovation on longevity and medical expenditure in France, 2000–2009 pp. 107-127 Downloads
Frank Lichtenberg
The dynamics of food, alcohol and cigarette consumption in Russia during transition pp. 128-143 Downloads
Thomas Herzfeld, Sonya Huffman and Marian Rizov
Interactive effects of in utero nutrition and genetic inheritance on cognition: New evidence using sibling comparisons pp. 144-154 Downloads
Justin Cook and Jason Fletcher
A six decades long follow-up on body size in adolescents from Zagreb, Croatia (1951–2010) pp. 155-164 Downloads
Matea Zajc Petranović, Željka Tomas, Nina Smolej Narančić, Tatjana Škarić-Jurić, Andrea Veček and Jasna Miličić

Volume 12, issue C, 2014

In memory of Robert William Fogel pp. 1-3 Downloads
Richard Steckel
Food prices and body fatness among youths pp. 4-19 Downloads
Michael Grossman, Erdal Tekin and Roy Wada
Regional differences in overweight rates: The case of Italian regions pp. 20-29 Downloads
Giorgio Brunello and Giovanna Labartino
Obesity persistence and duration dependence: Evidence from a cohort of US adults (1985–2010) pp. 30-44 Downloads
Joan Daouli, Apostolos Davillas, Michael Demoussis and Nicholas Giannakopoulos
The effect of school district nutrition policies on dietary intake and overweight: A synthetic control approach pp. 45-55 Downloads
Sebastian Bauhoff
Development of BMI values of German children and their healthcare costs pp. 56-66 Downloads
Ariane Batscheider, Peter Rzehak, Christina M. Teuner, Silke B. Wolfenstetter, Reiner Leidl, Andrea von Berg, Dietrich Berdel, Barbara Hoffmann and Joachim Heinrich
Variation in the relationship between BMI and survival by socioeconomic status in Great Britain pp. 67-82 Downloads
Jonas Minet Kinge and Stephen Morris
Intertemporal discounting as a risk factor for high BMI: Evidence from Australia, 2008 pp. 83-97 Downloads
Mark C. Dodd
Obesogenic environmental influences on young adults: Evidence from college dormitory assignments pp. 98-109 Downloads
Kandice A. Kapinos, Olga Yakusheva and Daniel Eisenberg
The effect of fast-food restaurants on childhood obesity: A school level analysis pp. 110-119 Downloads
Pedro Alviola, Rodolfo Nayga, Michael R. Thomsen, Diana Danforth and James Smartt
Neighborhood socioeconomic status and BMI differences by immigrant and legal status: Evidence from Utah pp. 120-131 Downloads
Ming Wen and Thomas Maloney
Weight perceptions, weight control and income: An analysis using British data pp. 132-139 Downloads
David Johnston and Grace Lordan
Racial differences in the influence of female adolescents’ body size on dating and sex pp. 140-152 Downloads
Mir M. Ali, John Rizzo, Aliaksandr Amialchuk and Frank Heiland
Personality disorders and body weight pp. 153-171 Downloads
Johanna Maclean, Haiyong Xu, Michael T. French and Susan L. Ettner

Volume 11, issue 4, 2013

Bayesian modeling of the evolution of male height in 18th century Finland from incomplete data pp. 405-415 Downloads
Antti Penttinen, Elena Moltchanova and Ilkka Nummela
Anthropometric measurements by ethnicity in Colombia, 1965–1990 pp. 416-425 Downloads
Karina Acosta and Adolfo Meisel Roca
Height in mid childhood and psychosocial competencies in late childhood: Evidence from four developing countries pp. 426-432 Downloads
Stefan Dercon and Alan Sanchez
Wealthier Jews, taller Gentiles: Inequality of income and physical stature in fin-de-siècle Hungary pp. 433-435 Downloads
Dániel Bolgár
The influence of inequality on the standard of living: Worldwide anthropometric evidence from the 19th and 20th centuries pp. 436-452 Downloads
Matthias Blum
The biological standard of living and mortality in Central Italy at the beginning of the 19th century pp. 453-464 Downloads
Michela Coppola
Height, socioeconomic status and marriage in Italy around 1900 pp. 465-473 Downloads
Matteo Manfredini, Marco Breschi, Alessio Fornasin and Chiara Seghieri
Identifying the intergenerational effects of the 1959–1961 Chinese Great Leap Forward Famine on infant mortality pp. 474-487 Downloads
Shige Song
Stature, migration and human welfare in South China, 1850–1930 pp. 488-501 Downloads
W. Peter Ward
In urban South Africa, 16 year old adolescents experience greater health equality than children pp. 502-514 Downloads
Paula L. Griffiths, William Johnson, Noël Cameron, John M. Pettifor and Shane A. Norris
The allometry of metabolism and stature: Worker fatigue and height in the Tanzanian labor market pp. 515-521 Downloads
Gregory Price
Body mass index, waist circumference and employment: Evidence from older Irish adults pp. 522-533 Downloads
Irene Mosca
An investigation into the effect of type I and type II diabetes duration on employment and wages pp. 534-544 Downloads
Travis Minor
The lunar cycle, sunspots and the frequency of births in Germany, 1920–1989 pp. 545-550 Downloads
Thomas Bauer, Stefan Bender, Jörg Heining and Christoph Schmidt
Stature, body mass, and brain size: A two-million-year odyssey pp. 551-562 Downloads
Andrew Gallagher
Dual burden households and intra-household nutritional inequality in Indonesia pp. 563-573 Downloads
Cornelia Roemling and Matin Qaim
Can adherence to dietary guidelines address excess caloric intake? An empirical assessment for the UK pp. 574-591 Downloads
Chittur Srinivasan

Volume 11, issue 3, 2013

The height gap in 19th-century America: Net-nutritional advantage of the elite increased at the onset of modern economic growth pp. 245-258 Downloads
Marco Sunder
Pitirim A. Sorokin's early contributions to the development of anthropometric history pp. 259-268 Downloads
Peter A. Coclanis
Was what ail’d ya what kill’d ya? pp. 269-280 Downloads
Robert Fogel, Louis Cain, Joseph Burton and Brian Bettenhausen
Fetal and infant origins of diabetes and ill health: Evidence from Puerto Rico's 1928 and 1932 hurricanes pp. 281-293 Downloads
Orlando Sotomayor
Urban–rural disparities of child health and nutritional status in China from 1989 to 2006 pp. 294-309 Downloads
Hong Liu, Hai Fang and Zhong Zhao
Early education and health outcomes of a 2001 U.S. Birth Cohort pp. 310-325 Downloads
Clive R. Belfield and Inas Kelly
Age trends in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Roma minority population of Croatia pp. 326-336 Downloads
Hrvojka Marija Zeljko, Tatjana Škarić-Jurić, Nina Smolej Narančić, Ana Barešić, Željka Tomas, Matea Zajc Petranović, Jasna Miličić, Marijana Peričić Salihović and Branka Janićijević
Absolute wealth and world region strongly predict overweight among women (ages 18–49) in 360 populations across 36 developing countries pp. 337-344 Downloads
Daniel J. Hruschka and Alexandra A. Brewis
Intercontinental differences in overweight of adopted Koreans in the United States and Europe pp. 345-350 Downloads
Stanley Ulijaszek and Daniel Schwekendiek
Associations of mortality with own height using son's height as an instrumental variable pp. 351-359 Downloads
David Carslake, Abigail Fraser, George Davey Smith, Margaret May, Tom Palmer, Jonathan Sterne, Karri Silventoinen, Per Tynelius, Debbie A. Lawlor and Finn Rasmussen
The Jewish Advantage and Household Security: Life Expectancy among 19th Century Sephardim of Gibraltar pp. 360-370 Downloads
Lawrence A. Sawchuk, Lianne Tripp and Ulianna Melnychenko
Maternal bereavement: The heightened mortality of mothers after the death of a child pp. 371-381 Downloads
Javier Espinosa and William Evans
Why pigs are important in Papua? Wealth, height and reproductive success among the Yali tribe of West Papua pp. 382-390 Downloads
Piotr Sorokowski, Agnieszka Sorokowska and Dariusz P. Danel
Sibling composition during childhood and adult blood pressure among native Amazonians in Bolivia pp. 391-400 Downloads
Wu Zeng, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Colleen Nyberg, Dan T.A. Eisenberg, Sabita Parida, Ariela Zycherman, Oyunbileg Magvanjav, Victoria Reyes-García, Susan Tanner and Ricardo Godoy

Volume 11, issue 2, 2013

Fat chance! Obesity and the transition from unemployment to employment pp. 121-133 Downloads
Marco Caliendo and Wang-Sheng Lee
Fast food prices, obesity, and the minimum wage pp. 134-147 Downloads
Chad Cotti and Nathan Tefft
Catching up from early nutritional deficits? Evidence from rural Ethiopia pp. 148-163 Downloads
Ingo Outes-Leon and Catherine Porter
Combining insights from quantile and ordinal regression: Child malnutrition in Guatemala pp. 164-177 Downloads
Stuart Sweeney, Frank Davenport and Kathryn Grace
The association of adolescent socioeconomic position and adult height: Variation across racial/ethnic groups pp. 178-184 Downloads
Tracy K. Richmond, Courtney E. Walls and S.V. Subramanian
Associations between household income, height, and BMI in contemporary US schoolchildren pp. 185-196 Downloads
Jason Murasko
The association between adolescent height and student school satisfaction: Recent evidence from Catalonia pp. 197-200 Downloads
Toni Mora
Interpreting estimates of heritability – A note on the twin decomposition pp. 201-205 Downloads
Anders Stenberg
Crisis-induced depression, physical activity and dietary intake among young adults: Evidence from the 9/11 terrorist attacks pp. 206-220 Downloads
Yang Wang and Muzhe Yang
The timing of sexual maturation among boys and girls in eastern Poland, 1980–2000: A rural–urban comparison pp. 221-226 Downloads
Helena Popławska, Adam Wilczewski, Agnieszka Dmitruk and Wojciech Hołub
Adult obesity: Panel study from native Amazonians pp. 227-235 Downloads
Wu Zeng, Dan T.A. Eisenberg, Karla Rubio Jovel, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Colleen Nyberg, Susan Tanner, Victoria Reyes-García, William R. Leonard, Juliana Castaño, Tomás Huanca, Thomas W. McDade and Ricardo Godoy
Symmetry of the face in old age reflects childhood social status pp. 236-244 Downloads
David Hope, Timothy Bates, Lars Penke, Alan J. Gow, John M. Starr and Ian J. Deary

Volume 11, issue 1, 2013

Immigrants’ acculturation and changes in Body Mass Index pp. 1-7 Downloads
Tor Iversen, Ching-to Ma and Haakon E. Meyer
The association of obesity with the likelihood of arrest for young adults pp. 8-17 Downloads
David Kalist and Freddy Siahaan
Effects of the built environment on childhood obesity: The case of urban recreational trails and crime pp. 18-29 Downloads
Robert Sandy, Rusty Tchernis, Jeffrey Wilson, Gilbert Liu and Xilin Zhou
The relationship between height and neighborhood context across racial/ethnic groups: A multi-level analysis of the 1999–2004 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey pp. 30-41 Downloads
D. Phuong Do, Daphne C. Watkins, Martin Hiermeyer and Brian K. Finch
The effect of low birth weight on height, weight and behavioral outcomes in the medium-run pp. 42-55 Downloads
Nabanita Datta Gupta, Mette Deding and Mette Lausten
Birthweight outcomes in Bolivia: The role of maternal height, ethnicity, and behavior pp. 56-68 Downloads
Marcelo Delajara and Florian Wendelspiess Chávez Juárez
Ladies from Hell, Aberdeen Free Gardeners, and the Russian influenza: An anthropometric analysis of WWI-era Scottish soldiers and civilians pp. 69-77 Downloads
Paul Riggs and Timothy Cuff
Indonesian regional welfare development, 1900–1990: New anthropometric evidence pp. 78-89 Downloads
Péter Földvári, Bas van Leeuwen, Daan Marks and Jozsef Gall
Body mass, wealth, and inequality in the 19th century: Joining the debate surrounding equality and health pp. 90-94 Downloads
Scott Alan Carson
Food prices and blood cholesterol pp. 95-107 Downloads
Ilya Rahkovsky and Christian Gregory
Iron status, malaria parasite loads and food policies: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa pp. 108-112 Downloads
Alok Bhargava
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