The impact of obesity on health-related quality-of-life in the general adult US population.

  title={The impact of obesity on health-related quality-of-life in the general adult US population.},
  author={Haomiao Jia and Erica Ilene Lubetkin},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  volume={27 2},
BACKGROUND The US Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended screening all adult patients for obesity due in part to the strong association between obesity and numerous chronic diseases. However, how obesity affects health-related quality-of-life (HRQL), particularly for persons without any chronic diseases, is less clear. METHODS The relationship between obesity and HRQL was examined using data from the 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Respondents > or =18 years were… CONTINUE READING
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