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Titolo:
Height and body weight in elderly adults: A 21-year population study on secular trends and related factors in 70-year-olds
Autore:
Dey, DK; Rothenberg, E; Sundh, V; Bosaeus, I; Steen, B;
Indirizzi:
Univ Gothenburg, Dept Geriatr Med, Gothenburg, Sweden Univ Gothenburg Gothenburg Sweden Dept Geriatr Med, Gothenburg, Sweden Univ Gothenburg, Dept Clin Nutr, Gothenburg, Sweden Univ Gothenburg Gothenburg Sweden g, Dept Clin Nutr, Gothenburg, Sweden
Titolo Testata:
JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
fascicolo: 12, volume: 56, anno: 2001,
pagine: M780 - M784
SICI:
1079-5006(200112)56:12<M780:HABWIE>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ANTHROPOMETRY; GOTHENBURG; CHILDHOOD; STATURE; MEN; AGE; FAT;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
30
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Dey, DK Univ Gothenburg, Vasa Hosp, Dept Med, Pav 15,Plan 5, S-41133 Gothenburg, Sweden Univ Gothenburg Pav 15,Plan 5 Gothenburg Sweden S-41133 g, Sweden
Citazione:
D.K. Dey et al., "Height and body weight in elderly adults: A 21-year population study on secular trends and related factors in 70-year-olds", J GERONT A, 56(12), 2001, pp. M780-M784

Abstract

Background. Body size in elderly adults is partly due to aging and partly to secular trends. This study describes secular trends in three anthropometric measures (i.e., height, body weight [BW]. and body mass index [BMI]) of70-year-olds over a period of 21 years and their relation to social and lifestyle factors. Methods. A total of 3128 70-year-olds from four birth cohorts born between1901 and 1922 in Gothenburg, Sweden. were examined between 1971 and 1992 in the Geriatric Medicine Department, Goteborg University. Trends in anthropometric measures were examined by permutation test. Influence of the subjects' birth year, physical activity, smoking habits, and education on anthropometric measures were investigated by multiple linear regression. Results. Individuals in later-born cohorts were found to be 1 to 2 cm taller and 1.5 to 6.3 kg heavier than earlier-born cohorts. For BMI. a positivetrend was significant only in 70-year-old male participants. "Year of birth" was a positive predictor for BW (p < .001) and BMI (p < .001) in male participants and for height (p < .05) and BW (p < .01) in female participants. Physical inactivity was a positive (p < .01) and "current smoking" a negative (p < .001) predictor for BMI in both sexes. "More than basic education" was a positive predictor for height (p < .001) in both sexes and a negative predictor for body weight (p < .01) and BMI (p < .001) in female participants only. Conclusions. Trends of increasing height, BW, and BMI were found among theSwedish elderly participants. This may be partly due to differences in smoking habits, physical activity, education, food habits. childhood nutrition. and living conditions between the cohorts.

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