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Overweight and obesity in the United States: prevalence and trends, 1960–1994
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of, and trends in, overweight and obesity in the US population using standardized international definitions.DESIGN: Successive cross-sectional nationallyExpand
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Changes in the distribution of body mass index of adults and children in the US population
BACKGROUND: National survey data show increases in mean body mass index (BMI) and in the prevalence of overweight and obesity for adults and children in the United States, indicating a change in theExpand
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Body composition estimates from NHANES III bioelectrical impedance data
BACKGROUND: Body composition estimates for the US population are important in order to analyze trends in obesity, sarcopenia and other weight-related health conditions. National body compositionExpand
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Musculoskeletal disorders: time trends, comorbid conditions, self-assessed health status, and associated activity limitations.
In this report, cases of musculoskeletal disease were identified by a yes response to questions involving joint pain and/or physician-diagnosed arthritis in four national surveys for the followingExpand
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Overweight prevalence among youth in the United States: Why so many different numbers?
Several recent publications have presented different estimates for the prevalence of overweight among youth in the United States. Prevalence estimates range from 11–24%, despite describing the sameExpand
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The effects of age categorization on estimates of overweight prevalence for children
  • K. Flegal
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Obesity
  • 1 December 2000
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of methods of age grouping on estimates of overweight prevalence for children and adolescents based on reference body mass indexExpand
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Alcohol, coronary heart disease, and total mortality.
The dose-response relationship between alcohol consumption, coronary heart disease, and total mortality was examined. The results indicated that moderate consumers (1 to 2 drinks/day) were at a lowerExpand
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Detecting obesity based on skinfold thicknesses.
Dear Sir:Zimmermannetal(1)showed,in6–12-y-oldSwisschildren,thatthe 95th BMI percentile of the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC) cutoffs have a higher sensitivity than do theExpand
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