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Association of obesity with anxiety, depression and emotional well being:a community survey

Jorm, Anthony F; Korten, Ailsa; Christensen, Helen; Jacomb, Trish; Parslow, Ruth; Rodgers, Bryan


Objective: To investigate the association of obesity with anxiety, depression and emotional well-being (positive and negative affect) in three age groups. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in Canberra and the neighbouring town of Queanbeyan, Australia, with a random sample from the electoral roll of 2,280 persons aged 20-24, 2,334 aged 40-44, and 2,305 aged 60-64. Results: Self-reported height and weight were used to classify participants as underweight (body mass index of less...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health


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