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NICE Local Government Briefings - Body mass index thresholds for intervening to prevent ill health among black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups

Abstract

This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on the use of body mass index (BMI) as a signal for preventive action against long-term medical conditions. The focus is on people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups (for a definition see 'Assessing body mass index and waist circumference thresholds for intervening to prevent ill health and premature death among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK '). It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards.

This briefing will complement advice in NICE's local government briefing on NHS health checks, due to be published in February 2014.

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Information Type

Policy/Guidance

Geographical Level

National

Population Level

Ethnicity

Source

National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence

Keywords

Black, Asian, BME, BMI, Obesity, Race, Ethnicity,

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