Stability and change of body mass index as a predictor of disability pension

@article{Ropponen2016StabilityAC,
  title={Stability and change of body mass index as a predictor of disability pension},
  author={A. Ropponen and K. Silventoinen and M. Koskenvuo and P. Svedberg and J. Kaprio},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Public Health},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={369 - 376}
}
Aims: To investigate whether stability or change in body mass index (BMI) predict disability pension (DP) due to musculoskeletal diagnosis (MSD) when controlling for familial confounding. Methods: Our study cohort consisted of 17,169 Finnish twins born before 1958. Data on BMI and multiple covariates from questionnaires in 1975 and 1981 were included and DPs were collected from the national pension registers until the end of 2004. Cox proportional hazards regression models with Hazard Ratios… Expand
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