Estimating population attributable fractions to quantify the health burden of obesity.

@article{Flegal2015EstimatingPA,
  title={Estimating population attributable fractions to quantify the health burden of obesity.},
  author={Katherine M Flegal and Orestis A Panagiotou and Barry I. Graubard},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={201-7}
}
PURPOSE Obesity is a highly prevalent condition in the United States and elsewhere and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Here, we discuss some issues involved in quantifying the health burden of obesity using population attributable fraction (PAF) estimates and provide examples. METHODS We searched PubMed for articles reporting attributable fraction estimates for obesity. We reviewed eligible articles to identify methodological concerns and tabulated illustrative examples… CONTINUE READING
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