Describe How a Population(s) is Defined

Now that we understand why it is important to pay attention to populations and the diversity within them, let’s work through the example of overweight and obesity in Canada.

Overweight and obesity are increasingly being regarded as a health crisis in Canada, as well as in many other parts of the world. If we accept that overweight and obesity contribute to ill health, we still need to ask ourselves if obesity affects everyone in the same way and to the same degree.

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