Obesity and receipt of clinical preventive services in veterans.

@article{Yancy2010ObesityAR,
  title={Obesity and receipt of clinical preventive services in veterans.},
  author={William S. Yancy and Jennifer R Mcduffie and Karen M. Stechuchak and Maren K. Olsen and Eugene Oddone and Linda S. Kinsinger and Santanu K. Datta and Deborah A Fisher and Katrina M. Krause and Truls \Ostbye},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2010},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={1827-35}
}
Although obese individuals utilize health care at higher rates than their normal weight counterparts, they may be less likely to receive certain preventive services. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of veterans with visits to 136 national Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinics in the United States in the year 2000. The cohort included 1,699,219 patients: 94% men, 48% white, and 76% overweight or obese. Overweight and obese patients had higher adjusted odds of receiving each of the… CONTINUE READING

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