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Titolo:
Body mass index and weight change attempts among adult women - The Norwegian Women and Cancer Study
Autore:
Hjartaker, A; Laake, P; Lund, E;
Indirizzi:
Univ Oslo, Inst Basic Med Sci, Sect Med Stat, N-0317 Oslo, Norway Univ Oslo Oslo Norway N-0317 Med Sci, Sect Med Stat, N-0317 Oslo, Norway Univ Tromso, Inst Community Med, Tromso, Norway Univ Tromso Tromso Norway iv Tromso, Inst Community Med, Tromso, Norway
Titolo Testata:
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
fascicolo: 2, volume: 11, anno: 2001,
pagine: 141 - 146
SICI:
1101-1262(200106)11:2<141:BMIAWC>2.0.ZU;2-J
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HEALTHY WORKER PROJECT; UNITED-STATES; SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS; ENERGY-INTAKE; LOSE WEIGHT; PREVALENCE; OBESITY; TRENDS; OVERWEIGHT; MEN;
Keywords:
body weight; health behaviour; population study; socioeconomic status; weight loss;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
53
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Hjartaker, A Univ Oslo, Inst Basic Med Sci, Sect Med Stat, POB 1122, N-0317 Oslo, Norway Univ Oslo POB 1122 Oslo Norway N-0317 2, N-0317 Oslo, Norway
Citazione:
A. Hjartaker et al., "Body mass index and weight change attempts among adult women - The Norwegian Women and Cancer Study", EUR J PUB H, 11(2), 2001, pp. 141-146

Abstract

Background: Based on concern about the widespread increase in being overweight and obesity along with a substantial demand for leanness, we wanted toestimate body mass index (BMI) and the prevalence of weight change attempts in a population-based sample of Norwegian women. Furthermore, we wanted to examine how weight loss attempts are related to BMI and to age, socioeconomic status, reproductive factors, lifestyle and diet, Methods: A nationwide, cross-sectional study applying a mailed questionnaire was used. Out of arandom sample of 20,000 women aged 45-69 years 10,249 women participated, Results: Based on self-reported data, the mean BMI was 24.6 kg m(-2) and 40% of the women had a BMI of greater than or equal to 25 kg m(-2). More than50% of the women were trying to lose weight and weight loss attempts were very strongly associated with BMI, Age, education, income, smoking status and perception of diet's importance to health were also significant predictors of weight loss attempts. The effect of age, education and income on weight loss attempts was modified by the level of BMI, Women trying to lose weight reported a different diet than those not trying to lose weight, irrespective of BMI. Conclusion: A large proportion of middle-aged women are trying to lose weight. BMI is predominant in explaining weight loss attempts, After adjusting for BMI, age, lifestyle and socioeconomic status also contribute to explaining weight loss attempts.

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