Differences in weight gain in relation to race, gender, age and education in young adults: the CARDIA Study. Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults.

@article{Burke1996DifferencesIW,
  title={Differences in weight gain in relation to race, gender, age and education in young adults: the CARDIA Study. Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults.},
  author={Gregory L Burke and Diane E. Bild and Joan E Hilner and Aaron R Folsom and Lynne E. Wagenknecht and Stephen Sidney},
  journal={Ethnicity & health},
  year={1996},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={327-35}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess ethnic differences in weight gain in young adults. DESIGN Five-year weight change was assessed in 4207 young adults initially aged 18-30 years at the CARDIA Study baseline examination (1985-1986). RESULTS Weight gain was significantly (p < 0.0001) greater in black versus white men (13.2 versus 9.1 lb) and in black versus white women (13.2 versus 7.4 lb). Baseline weight and year-five weight in all race and gender groups were strongly associated, suggesting a high degree… CONTINUE READING