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Prevalence of obesity in religious clergy in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Eagle, D; Holleman, A; Olvera, BB; Blackwood, E
Published in: Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
April 2024

This systematic review aims to summarize the current body of evidence concerning the prevalence of obesity among clergy (i.e., the officially designated leaders of a religious group) in the United States.From November 2022 to February 2023, five databases, one data repository, and gray matter were searched for articles and data sources. The search was restricted to articles published or raw data collected from 2001 to 2021. Study quality was assessed with a template, and heterogeneity was assessed using the I2$$ {I}^2 $$ statistic. The protocol for this review was registered with PROSPERO (CRD42022376592).Forty-seven studies of clergy obesity involving 35,064 individuals were eligible. The pooled prevalence estimate of obesity across studies was 34.8% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 32.5-37.2). Obesity prevalence was found to be increasing over time and to vary considerably between clergy from different religious traditions. Compared to national estimates, from 2005 onwards, obesity prevalence was higher than in the US adult population.

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Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

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1467-789X

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1467-7881

Publication Date

April 2024

Start / End Page

e13741

Related Subject Headings

  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • 52 Psychology
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • 11 Medical and Health Sciences
 

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Eagle, D., Holleman, A., Olvera, B. B., & Blackwood, E. (2024). Prevalence of obesity in religious clergy in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews : An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, e13741. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.13741
Eagle, David, Anna Holleman, Brianda Barrera Olvera, and Elizabeth Blackwood. “Prevalence of obesity in religious clergy in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis.Obesity Reviews : An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, April 2024, e13741. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.13741.
Eagle D, Holleman A, Olvera BB, Blackwood E. Prevalence of obesity in religious clergy in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 2024 Apr;e13741.
Eagle, David, et al. “Prevalence of obesity in religious clergy in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis.Obesity Reviews : An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, Apr. 2024, p. e13741. Epmc, doi:10.1111/obr.13741.
Eagle D, Holleman A, Olvera BB, Blackwood E. Prevalence of obesity in religious clergy in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 2024 Apr;e13741.
Journal cover image

Published In

Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

DOI

EISSN

1467-789X

ISSN

1467-7881

Publication Date

April 2024

Start / End Page

e13741

Related Subject Headings

  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • 52 Psychology
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • 11 Medical and Health Sciences