Body mass index and asthma in the military population of the northwestern United States.

@article{Young2001BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and asthma in the military population of the northwestern United States.},
  author={S. Y. Young and Jeffrey D. Gunzenhauser and Kathleen E. Malone and Anne Mctiernan},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={161 13},
  pages={
          1605-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with asthma commonly have other medical problems such as obesity, but it is unclear if obesity independently relates to asthma occurrence. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between asthma and obesity. METHODS We studied enrollees aged 17 to 96 years in region 11 of TRICARE, a military managed health care program encompassing Washington, Oregon, and northern Idaho, using an enrollment questionnaire from January 1997 to December 1998. We performed case-control analyses… CONTINUE READING
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