Trends in medication use by body mass index and age between 1988 and 2012 in the United States

@inproceedings{Randhawa2017TrendsIM,
  title={Trends in medication use by body mass index and age between 1988 and 2012 in the United States},
  author={Arshdeep K Randhawa and Jash S Parikh and Jennifer L Kuk},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
OBJECTIVE Whether the increase in prescription medication use over time differs by age and obesity status is unclear. METHOD National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 1988 and 2012 was analyzed (n = 57,543). FINDINGS Increased medication use over time was seen in older individuals of all body mass index (BMI) classes, with the most prominent increase in those with obesity (p<0.001). For example, older men (≥65y) with obesity took 3.1 more medications between 1988 and… CONTINUE READING
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