Obiective.-To investigate the nature of the relation between body weight and all-cause mortality.
Design.-Prospective cohort study, following up men from 1962 or 1966 (1962/1966) through 1988.
Setting/Participants.-Harvard University alumni with a mean age of 46.6 years in 1962/1966 and without self-reported, physician-diagnosed coronary heart disease, stroke, or cancer, who completed questionnaires on weight, height, cigarette smoking habit, and physical activity (n=19297).
We calculated body mass index (weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) using self-reported measures.
Main Outcome Measure.-All-cause mortality (4370 deaths).
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Homme, Etude statistique, Corrélation, Poids corporel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Human, Statistical study, Correlation, Body weight
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Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.