Obesity and influenza associated mortality: evidence from an elderly cohort in Hong Kong.


OBJECTIVE Obesity was not identified as a risk factor for influenza until the recent 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Based on a cohort of 66,820 subjects aged 65 years and over with the follow-up period from July 1998 to December 2010 in Hong Kong, we assessed the modifying effect of obesity on mortality risks specifically attributable to influenza infections (termed… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.11.017


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