Self-rated health does not predict 10-year weight change among middle-aged adults in a longitudinal population study
2011 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 11, no 748, 9- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: There is a worldwide obesity epidemic, but lack of a simple method, applicable for research or clinical use, to identify individuals at high risk of weight gain. Therefore, the relationship of self-rated health and 10-year percent weight change was evaluated to determine if self-rated health would predict weight change.
Methods: From 1990 to 2008, adults aged 30, 40, 50 and 60 years were invited to health surveys that included self-rated health and measured weight and height. ANOVA was used to evaluate the relationship of 10-year percent weight change and self-rated health.
Results: The study population consisted of 29,207 participants (46.5% men). There was no relationship between baseline self-rated health and 10-year percent weight change for middle-aged men or women.
Conclusions: Self-rated health is not able to predict weight change over a 10-year period in this age group.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: BioMed Central , 2011. Vol. 11, no 748, 9- p.
Environmental Health and Occupational Health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-48355DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-748PubMedID: 21958199OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-48355DiVA: diva2:448917