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Lifestyle, social class, and obesity-the Copenhagen Male Study.

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Source
Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2005 Jun;12(3):236-42
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2005
Author
Poul Suadicani
Hans OleHein
Finn Gyntelberg
Author Affiliation
The Copenhagen Male Study, Epidemiological Research Unit, Clinic of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. PS11@bbh.hosp.dk
Source
Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2005 Jun;12(3):236-42
Date
Jun-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Cross-Sectional Studies
Denmark - epidemiology
Diet
Humans
Life Style
Male
Middle Aged
Obesity - epidemiology - etiology
Prevalence
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Risk factors
Social Class
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: With the implicit purpose of identifying relevant intervention targets, the aim of the study was to test if lifestyle factors associated with obesity are unevenly distributed across social groups, and whether an uneven distribution of such factors may contribute to the explanation of social differences in obesity. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 3290 men aged 53-75 years (mean=63) carried out in 1985-1986 using in addition, data from a previous baseline established in 1970-1971. Information about lifestyle factors was obtained from a questionnaire validated during an interview. Potential risk factors were smoking history, alcohol consumption, leisure time physical activity (LTPA), and from the 1985-1986 study only: consumption of tea and coffee, use of sugar in tea or coffee, and avoidance of fat in foods. The clinical examination included measurements of height and weight. Obesity was defined as a body mass index > or =30 (BMI=kg/m2). Based on information about education and job profile the men were subdivided into five social classes. RESULTS: Overall, 291 men (8.8%) were obese. The lower the social class the higher the proportion of obese men: in social classes I and II, 4.5% (of 953), social class III, 9.1% (of 636), social class IV, 11.1% (of 1353), and social class V, 11.6% (of 346), P
PubMed ID
15942422 View in PubMed
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