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  1. Fulltext. Quality of life in relation to overweight and body fat distribution.

    Article - En anglais



    Thi study quantified the impairment of quality of life attributable to body fatness by using the standardized SF-36 Health Survey.


    Tertiles of waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) in 1885 men and 2156 women aged 20 to 59 years in the Netherlands in 1995 were compared.


    The odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals of subjects with the largest waist circumferences, compared with those in the lowest tertile, were 1.8 (1.3,2.4) in men and 2.2 (1.7,2.9) in women with difficulties in bending, kneeling, or stooping ; 2.2 (1.4,3.7) in men and 1.7 (1.2,2.6) in women with difficulties in walking 500 m ; and 1.3 (1.0,1.9) in men and 1.5 (1.1,1.9) in women with difficulties in lifting or carring groceries.

    Anthropometric measures were less strongly associated with social functioning, role limitations due to physical or emotional problems, mental health, vitality, pain, or health change in 1 year.

    The relationship between quality of life measures and BMI were similar to those between quality of life measures and waist circumference.


    Large waist circumferences and high BMIs are more likely to be associated with impaired quality of life and disability affecting basic activities of daily living.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Qualité vie, Surcharge pondérale, Composition corporelle, Graisse, Poids corporel, Indice masse corporelle, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Pays Bas, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Quality of life, Overweight, Body composition, Grease, Body weight, Body mass index, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Netherlands, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0049221

    Code Inist : 002B22B. Création : 31/05/1999.