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Self-rated health does not predict 10-year weight change among middle-aged adults in a longitudinal population study

Norberg, Margareta; Lindvall, Kristina; Jenkins, Paul L.; Emmelin, Maria LU ; Lonnberg, Goran and Nafziger, Anne N. (2011) In BMC Public Health 11.
Abstract
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Norberg, Margareta and Lindvall, Kristina and Jenkins, Paul L. and Emmelin, Maria and Lonnberg, Goran and Nafziger, Anne N.},
  issn         = {1471-2458},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
  series       = {BMC Public Health},
  title        = {Self-rated health does not predict 10-year weight change among middle-aged adults in a longitudinal population study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-748},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2011},
}