Body mass index and mortality among hospitalized patients.

  title={Body mass index and mortality among hospitalized patients.},
  author={Francesco Landi and Graziano Onder and Giovanni Gambassi and Claudio Pedone and P. U. Carbonin and Roberto Bernabei},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={160 17},
BACKGROUND Body mass index (weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters [BMI]) is known to be associated with overall mortality. However, the effect of age on excess mortality from all causes associated with obesity is controversial. The aim of the present study is to determine the effect of age on the relationship between BMI and mortality. METHODS We analyzed data from a large collaborative observational study group, the Italian Group of Pharmacoepidemiology in the… CONTINUE READING


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