Association between Lifestyle Factors and Quality-Adjusted Life Years in the EPIC-NL Cohort

@inproceedings{Fransen2014AssociationBL,
  title={Association between Lifestyle Factors and Quality-Adjusted Life Years in the EPIC-NL Cohort},
  author={Heidi P. Fransen and Anne M May and Joline W. J. Beulens and Ellen A. Struijk and G A de Wit and Jolanda M. A. Boer and N. Charlotte Onland-Moret and J. J. Hoekstra and Yvonne T van der Schouw and Hendrik Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita and P. H. Peeters},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
The aim of our study was to relate four modifiable lifestyle factors (smoking status, body mass index, physical activity and diet) to health expectancy, using quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in a prospective cohort study. Data of the prospective EPIC-NL study were used, including 33,066 healthy men and women aged 20-70 years at baseline (1993-7), followed until 31-12-2007 for occurrence of disease and death. Smoking status, body mass index, physical activity and adherence to a Mediterranean… CONTINUE READING
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