Obesity and mental disorders in the adult general population.

  title={Obesity and mental disorders in the adult general population.},
  author={Kate Margaret Scott and Magnus A. McGee and Jessie Elisabeth Wells and Mark A Oakley Browne},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={64 1},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate (i) the associations between mental disorders (in particular the anxiety disorders) and obesity in the general population and (ii) potential moderators of those associations (ethnicity, age, sex, and education). METHODS A nationally representative face-to-face household survey was conducted in New Zealand with 12,992 participants 16 years and older, achieving a response rate of 73.3%. Ethnic subgroups (Maori and Pacific peoples) were… CONTINUE READING
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