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Changes in Body Mass Index across Age Groups in Iranian Women: Results from the National Health Survey.

Bakhshi E, Seifi B, Biglarian A, Mohammad K - J Nutr Metab (2012)

Bottom Line: Results.Conclusions.They may need additional information and more support on how to reduce their risk for weight gain through positive health behaviors.

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Affiliation: Department of Statistics and Computer, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Background. To investigate the associations between some factors with weight gain across age groups in Iranian women. Methods. Proportional odds model was used to estimate the probability of BMI categorized as a function of education, economic index, workforce, smoking, marital status, and place of residence adjusted for age, using data from the "National Health Survey in Iran" database. It included 14176 women aged 20-69 years. Results. For all covariates, age was directly associated with overweight and obesity before 60 years of age. Among women aged 20-40 years, the rates of change in probabilities of overweight and obesity were highest. Among women, being inactive, with high economic index, married, being nonsmoker, in an urban residence, with lower educational attainment, all increased the probabilities of overweight and obesity. Conclusions. Women aged 20-40 years gained weight faster than other groups. They may need additional information and more support on how to reduce their risk for weight gain through positive health behaviors.

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Probabilities of overweight and obesity across age groups for education level.
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fig1: Probabilities of overweight and obesity across age groups for education level.

Mentions: To assess effects of factors in obesity and overweight across age groups, adjustment for age was performed by using proportional odds model. With four response categories, the model had three intercepts. They are of interest for computing response probabilities. For all covariates, the probability of overweight and obesity was calculated. The results are presented in Figures 1–6.


Changes in Body Mass Index across Age Groups in Iranian Women: Results from the National Health Survey.

Bakhshi E, Seifi B, Biglarian A, Mohammad K - J Nutr Metab (2012)

Probabilities of overweight and obesity across age groups for education level.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Probabilities of overweight and obesity across age groups for education level.
Mentions: To assess effects of factors in obesity and overweight across age groups, adjustment for age was performed by using proportional odds model. With four response categories, the model had three intercepts. They are of interest for computing response probabilities. For all covariates, the probability of overweight and obesity was calculated. The results are presented in Figures 1–6.

Bottom Line: Results.Conclusions.They may need additional information and more support on how to reduce their risk for weight gain through positive health behaviors.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Statistics and Computer, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Background. To investigate the associations between some factors with weight gain across age groups in Iranian women. Methods. Proportional odds model was used to estimate the probability of BMI categorized as a function of education, economic index, workforce, smoking, marital status, and place of residence adjusted for age, using data from the "National Health Survey in Iran" database. It included 14176 women aged 20-69 years. Results. For all covariates, age was directly associated with overweight and obesity before 60 years of age. Among women aged 20-40 years, the rates of change in probabilities of overweight and obesity were highest. Among women, being inactive, with high economic index, married, being nonsmoker, in an urban residence, with lower educational attainment, all increased the probabilities of overweight and obesity. Conclusions. Women aged 20-40 years gained weight faster than other groups. They may need additional information and more support on how to reduce their risk for weight gain through positive health behaviors.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus