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Prospective cohort study of body mass index and the risk of hospitalisation: findings from 246 361 participants in the 45 and Up Study.

Korda, Rosemary; Liu, Bette; Clements, Mark S.; Bauman, Adrian E.; Jorm, Louisa R.; Bambrick, Hilary; Banks, Emily


OBJECTIVE: To quantify the risk of hospital admission in relation to fine increments in body mass index (BMI). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Population-based prospective cohort study of 246 361 individuals aged X45 years, from New South Wales, Australia, recruited from 2006–2009. Self-reported data on BMI and potential confounding/mediating factors were linked to hospital admission and death data. MAIN OUTCOMES: Cox-models were used to estimate the relative risk (RR) of incident all-cause...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-09-18
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Obesity 37 (2013): 790–799
DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2012.155


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