TITLE

Patient Characteristics, Health Status, and Health-related Behaviors Associated with Obesity

AUTHOR(S)
Taira, Deborah A.; Gronley, Krista; Chung, Richard
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Hawaii Medical Journal;May2004, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p150
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The objective of this study was to identity factors associated with obesity and to examine the health habits of the obese and non-obese. In this study of over 44,000 insured individuals, obesity rates increased with age until age 65 and were highest among members of Samoan ancestry Because the causes of obesity are multi-faceted, treatment approaches may need to address diet, exercise, pharmacotherapy, and management of comorbid conditions.
ACCESSION #
13745777

 

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