Impact of overweight and obesity on health-related quality of life—a Swedish population study

@article{Larsson2002ImpactOO,
  title={Impact of overweight and obesity on health-related quality of life—a Swedish population study},
  author={Ulf Larsson and J. -E. Karlsson and Marianne Sullivan},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2002},
  volume={26},
  pages={417-424}
}
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of overweight and obesity on health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) in the general population in western Sweden.DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey.SUBJECTS: A total of 5633 men and women aged 16–64 y born in Sweden.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Scale and summary component scores of the SF-36 Health Survey.RESULTS: Obese men aged 16–34 y rated their HRQL lower than normal-weight men did on all four physical health scales of the SF-36 and on two of the four mental health… CONTINUE READING
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