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Titolo:
BODY-MASS INDEX AND MORTALITY IN NONSMOLTING OLDER ADULTS - THE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH STUDY
Autore:
DIEHR P; BILD DE; HARRIS TB; DUXBURY A; SISCOVICK D; ROSSI M;
Indirizzi:
UNIV WASHINGTON,DEPT BIOSTAT,BOX 357232 SEATTLE WA 98195 UNIV WASHINGTON,DEPT HLTH SERV SEATTLE WA 98195 UNIV WASHINGTON,DEPT MED SEATTLE WA 98195 UNIV WASHINGTON,DEPT EPIDEMIOL SEATTLE WA 98195 NHLBI,DIV EPIDEMIOL & CLIN APPLICAT BETHESDA MD 20892 NIA BETHESDA MD 20892 UNIV CALIF DAVIS,SCH MED,SECT GERIATR DAVIS CA 00000 UNIV PITTSBURGH,DIV GERIATR MED PITTSBURGH PA 00000 UNIV PITTSBURGH,DEPT EPIDEMIOL PITTSBURGH PA 00000
Titolo Testata:
American journal of public health
fascicolo: 4, volume: 88, anno: 1998,
pagine: 623 - 629
SICI:
0090-0036(1998)88:4<623:BIAMIN>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NUTRITIONAL-STATUS; NATIONAL-HEALTH; ELDERLY MEN; WEIGHT-LOSS; WOMEN; AGE; IMPACT;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
27
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Citazione:
P. Diehr et al., "BODY-MASS INDEX AND MORTALITY IN NONSMOLTING OLDER ADULTS - THE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH STUDY", American journal of public health, 88(4), 1998, pp. 623-629

Abstract

Objectives. This study assesses the relationship of body mass index to 5-year mortality in a cohort of 4317 nonsmoking men and women aged 65 to 100 years. Methods. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to predict mortality as a function of baseline body mass index, adjusting for demographic, clinical, and laboratory covariates. Results. There was an inverse relationship between body mass index and mortality; death rates were higher for those who weighed the least. Inclusion of covariates had trivial effects on these results. People who had lost 10% or more of their body weight since age 50 had a relatively high death rate. When that group was excluded, there was no remaining relationship between body mass index and mortality. Conclusions. The association between higher body mass index and mortality often found in middle-aged populations was not observed in this large cohort of older adults. Overweight does not seem to be a risk factor for 5-year mortality in this age group. Rather, the risks associated with significant weight loss should be the primary concern.

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