OBAYA (obesity and adverse health outcomes in young adults): feasibility of a population-based multiethnic cohort study using electronic medical records

@inproceedings{Koebnick2012OBAYAA,
  title={OBAYA (obesity and adverse health outcomes in young adults): feasibility of a population-based multiethnic cohort study using electronic medical records},
  author={Corinna Koebnick and Ning Smith and Karl Y. Huang and M. Pe´rez Martinez and Heather Anne Clancy and Andrew Williams and Lawrence H. Kushi},
  booktitle={Population health metrics},
  year={2012}
}
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Although obesity is a risk factor for many chronic diseases, we have only limited knowledge of the magnitude of these associations in young adults. A multiethnic cohort of young adults was established to close current knowledge gaps; cohort demographics, cohort retention, and the potential influence of migration bias were investigated. METHODS For this population-based cross-sectional study, demographics, and measured weight and height were extracted from electronic… CONTINUE READING
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