Consequences of the use of different measures of effect to determine the impact of age on the association between obesity and mortality.

@article{Stevens1999ConsequencesOT,
  title={Consequences of the use of different measures of effect to determine the impact of age on the association between obesity and mortality.},
  author={June Stevens and Jianwen Cai and Juhaeri and Michael J. Thun and David F. Williamson and Joy L Wood},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={150 4},
  pages={399-407}
}
The impact of using different measures of the effect of obesity on mortality across age groups has not been explored. The authors examined this issue by using mortality data from 62,116 men and 262,965 women in the Cancer Prevention Study-I (1960-1972). Measures of effect were calculated separately, by decade of age, for five groups of participants aged 30-79 years. The rate ratio associated with obesity declined with age, from 2.60 (men) and 1.99 (women) for participants aged 30-39 years to 1… CONTINUE READING