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Encounters for common illnesses in general practice increased in obese patients

van Wayenburg, C.A.M.; Lemiengre, M.B.T.; Reenen-Schimmel, A.H.; Bor, H.H.J.; Bakx, JC; Van Staveren, W.A.; van Binsbergen, J.J.; van Weel, Chris


Background. Obese patients are known to have more chronic medical conditions. Objective. To compare the frequency of encounter for episodes of the 10 most common illnesses in general practice between obese and non-overweight patients. Methods. Data were derived from the Continuous Morbidity Registration, containing data from four general practices in and around Nijmegen (The Netherlands). In this research and registration network, a matched cohort study was performed. Each obese patient (body...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Family Practice
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmn059


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