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Reexamining the declining effect of age on mortality differentials associated with excess body mass: Evidence of cohort distortions in the United States

Yu, Yan

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Objectives. I examined age patterns of mortality differentials associated with body mass because the declining age effect observed in previous comparisons of cross-sectional age groups is susceptible to cohort and period distortions and because previous studies used time since baseline as time at risk, making the evaluation of age-specific mortality impossible. Methods. I conducted a parametric survival analysis of data from the 1988-1994 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 3...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60401
Source: American Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300237

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