Gender-dependent Association of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference with Disability in the Chinese Oldest Old

@inproceedings{Yin2014GenderdependentAO,
  title={Gender-dependent Association of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference with Disability in the Chinese Oldest Old},
  author={Zhaoxue Yin and Xiao-ming Shi and Virginia Byers Kraus and Melanie Sereny Brasher and Huashuai Chen and Yuzhi Liu and Yuebin Lv and Yi Zeng},
  booktitle={Obesity},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVES To explore associations of BMI and waist circumference (WC) with disability among the Chinese oldest old. METHODS The 5,495 oldest old in the sixth wave of Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Study conducted in 2011 were included in this study. Disability was assessed by activities of daily living (ADL); height and weight for BMI and WC were measured; information including socio-demographics, lifestyles, and health status was collected. RESULTS Generalized additive models… CONTINUE READING
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