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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 nationally… Expand
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 the… Expand
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 composition… Expand
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 following… Expand
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 same… Expand
The effects of age categorization on estimates of overweight prevalence for children
- K. Flegal
- 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 index… Expand
Alcohol, coronary heart disease, and total mortality.
- R. LaPorte, J. Cauley, L. Kuller, K. Flegal, J. Gavaler, D. Van Thiel
- Recent developments in alcoholism : an official…
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 lower… Expand
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 the… Expand