Body mass index and weight change from adolescence into adulthood, waist-to-hip ratio and perceived work ability among young adults

@article{Laitinen2005BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and weight change from adolescence into adulthood, waist-to-hip ratio and perceived work ability among young adults},
  author={Jaana H. Laitinen and Simo N{\"a}yh{\"a} and Veikko Kujala},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={697-702}
}
OBJECTIVES:To study how body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) at 14 and 31 years (y) changes in BMI between 14 and 31 y, and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) at 31 y are associated with poor perceived working ability at 31 y.DESIGN AND SUBJECTS:A population-based cohort, originally 11637 people, born in Northern Finland in 1966 was resurveyed at 14 and 31 y.MEASUREMENTS:Perceived work ability (measured by modified work ability index, WAI), BMI, WHR, alcohol intake, smoking, basic education and work history were… CONTINUE READING

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