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Table 6 Impact of the TFA ban on public health outcomes outside Denmark

From: Does a ban on trans fats improve public health: synthetic control evidence from Denmark

 Year of the banCVD death rateAdult obesity rateAdolescent obesity rateChild obesity rateFraction overweightBMI
Panel A: synthetic control estimates
 Switzerland20085 fewer deaths per 100,000 (0.022)− 0.8 p.p.(0.017)− 0.2 p.p.(0.027)No effect− 0.6 p.p.(0.005)No effect
 Austria2009No effect+ 0.2 p.p.(0.002)+ 0.25 p.p.(0.005)+ 0.30 p.p.(0.004)No effect+ 0.08 b.p.(0.027)
 Iceland20116 fewer deaths per 100,000 (0.047)No effect+ 0.32 p.p.(0.003)+ 0.32 p.p.(0.003)− 0.3 p.p.(0.0005)+ 0.13 b.p.(0.033)
Panel B: composition of the synthetic control group for Switzerland
 Belgium0.00200000.619
 Brazil0.00200000
 Canada0.098000.03700.071
 Colombia0000.03700
 Finland00000.660
 Germany0.5120.0580000.051
 Japan0.2550.1310.2070.4890.1170.26
 Netherlands000.4260.43700
 Sweden00.4740.367000
 USA0.1320.337000.2270
Panel C: composition of the synthetic control group for Austria
 Australia00.03900.01900
 Belgium0.2250.1810.0720.2180.3610.176
 Canada00000.1080
 Estonia000000.011
 Finland0.4450.010.162000
 France000.5410.01700.317
 Germany0.0710.14600.1730.0710.004
 Greece00.0050000
 Italy0.0260.15900.0940.1660.010
 Japan00.04400.0500.0500.059
 Latvia0000.00100
 Lithuania0.03200000
 Netherlands00.1380.1540.4080.0150.276
 South Korea00.037000.1060.055
 Sweden00.1410000
 UK000.047000.044
 USA0.200.100.0240.0210.1210.048
Panel D: composition of the synthetic control group for Iceland
 Belgium000.4570.3870.1240
 Brazil0.001000.00200
 Canada000.014000.081
 Chile00.0520000
 Costa Rica0.13600000
 Estonia00.137000.1790
 Finland00.143000.3850.257
 France0000.00400
 Germany000000
 Ireland0.3000.0010000
 Israel00.2440.4090.3370.080.164
 Italy0000.17800
 Japan0000.02700
 Latvia00000.0590
 Netherlands00.2180.036000.338
 Mexico0.09900000
 Russia0000.00500
 South Korea00.0260000
 Spain00.0530000
 Sweden0.4650.125000.0430.160
 UK000000
 USA000.0840.0590.1290