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Is it time to abandon the concept altogether, or can we find an accurate way to measure sustainability? If so, how can we achieve it? And if not, how can we best prepare for the coming ecological decline? If these approaches fall short, the final chapters explore ways to prepare for drastic environmental change and resource depletion, such as strengthening democracy and societal resilience, protecting cultural heritage, and dealing with increased conflict and migration flows. State of the World cuts through the rhetoric surrounding sustainability, offering a broad and realistic look at how close we are to fulfilling it today and which practices and policies will steer us in the right direction. The book has been published in 36 languages, and over the years it has authoritatively assessed issues ranging from population, energy, and agriculture to materials use, health, and trade policy. Topics are covered from a global perspective, with an emphasis on innovation and problem-solving. News media, policymakers, and NGOs worldwide cite the book for its cutting-edge analysis, reliability, and careful documentation of its arguments, all marshaled to speed the global transition to a sustainable world. download this paper.

De Onis et al. Mean BMI estimates have been used to predict levels of overweight and obesity over the period As an integral component of the risk factor work for the Global Burden of Disease Study GBD , we have analyzed trends by country in overweight and obesity from to In this paper, we report on the results of the systematic analysis carried out for the GBD For children and adolescents individuals under the age of 18 years , classification of overweight and obesity is based on the International Obesity Task Force IOTF definition see Webappendix for more details.

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We report estimates for countries, 21 regions, and development status developed or developing as defined in the Global Burden of Disease Study GBD.

We used several strategies to identify the data sources used in the analysis.

Amongst 2, sources identified, were excluded due to limitations in the representativeness of the sample. More details on the surveys included and excluded from the current study are presented in Webappendix.

Third, we conducted a systematic literature review, using similar search criteria as those applied by Finucane et al. Studies were included if the design involved a representative random sample of the population. Both self-report and measured data were considered see Webappendix for details.

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All duplicated data were dropped with preference given to survey microdata. Studies reporting on prevalence of overweight and obesity based on alternative measurements, such as waist-circumference and hip-waist ratio, were excluded from this study due to the lack of reliable data for converting prevalence based on these alternative measurements to an equivalent prevalence estimate based on BMI'.

Further information on the specific search terms as well as inclusion and exclusion criteria for the systematic review are presented in the Webappendix.

In total, these sources provided 1, country-years of data and 19, country-year-age-sex data points from countries. A complete list of all the sources included in the analysis is shown in Webtable 6.

State of the World cuts through the rhetoric surrounding sustainability, offering a broad and realistic look at how close we are to fulfilling it today and which practices and policies will steer us in the right direction.

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