Obesity and risk of subsequent hospitalisation with pneumonia.

  title={Obesity and risk of subsequent hospitalisation with pneumonia.},
  author={Jette Brommann Kornum and Mette N\orgaard and C. Dethlefsen and Karen Margrete Due and Reimar Wernich Thomsen and Anne Tj\onneland and Henrik Toft S\orensen and Kim Overvad},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={36 6},
Obesity may be associated with increased risk of pneumonia, but available data on this relationship are sparse and inconsistent. We followed a prospective cohort of 22,578 males and 25,973 females from the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health Study, aged 50-64 yrs and free from major chronic diseases at baseline (1993-1997), for first-time hospitalisation with pneumonia (median follow-up 12 yrs). Compared with males of normal weight, adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) for pneumonia were 1.4 (95% CI 1.2-1.7… CONTINUE READING