BMI May Overestimate the Prevalence of Obesity Among Women of Lower Socioeconomic Status

Dorit Nitzan, Lital Keinan-Boker, Felicia Stern, Manfred Green, Alex Leventhal, Rebecca Goldsmith, Ayelet Chinich, Elliot Berry

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Abstract

Our objective was to examine gender differences in height and weight associated with socioeconomic status (SES) and the consequent effect on body mass index in a multiethnic society. A cross-sectional study, the First Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey, was performed on a representative population sample of 3246 adults 25 to 64 years of age, between the years 1999 to 2001. Height and weight were measured, and BMI and other weight-height indices were calculated. SES was assessed by income and education. Age-adjusted height was significantly lower at lower levels of SES among both women and men (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1808-1815
Number of pages8
JournalObesity (Silver Spring, Md.)
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

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