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The importance of rurality data in understanding access to healthcare services for childhood obesity.

N Z Med J 2019 05 3;132(1494):60-63. Epub 2019 May 3.

Senior Research Fellow, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland; Paediatrician, Department of Paediatrics, Taranaki District Health Board, New Plymouth.

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