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A fuzzy logic approach to measure overweight

Maria Pi Alperin () and Guayarmina Berzosa

No 2011-55, LISER Working Paper Series from LISER

Abstract: We apply fuzzy sets theory to measure the extent of overweight in Luxembourg. This methodology permits to differentiate between mild or severe forms of overweight and to identify the sub-populations which contribute most to global overweight. The application to residents of Luxembourg shows that natives are those who contribute most to global overweight. Specifically, men are more affected than women, the intensity of overweight is more severe with age and the more educated are less affected by obesity.

Keywords: decomposition; fuzzy set theory; overweight (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 I19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2011-11
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