publication . Article . 2011

Gender and socioeconomic disparities in BMI trajectories in the Seychelles: a cohort analysis based on serial population-based surveys

Isabelle Rossi; Valentin Rousson; Bharathi Viswanathan; Pascal Bovet;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2011 Journal: BMC Public Health, volume 11, issue 1 (issn: 1471-2458, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract Background The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and socioeconomic status (SES) tends to change over time and across populations. In this study, we examined, separately in men and women, whether the association between BMI and SES changed over successive birth cohorts in the Seychelles (Indian Ocean, African region). Methods We used data from all participants in three surveys conducted in 1989, 1994 and 2004 in independent random samples of the population aged 25-64 years in the Seychelles (N = 3'403). We used linear regression to model mean BMI according to age, cohort, SES and smoking status, allowing for a quadratic term for age to accoun...
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Medical Subject Headings: population characteristicssocial sciences
Fields of Science and Technology classification: 03 medical and health sciences0302 clinical medicine030209 endocrinology & metabolism030212 general & internal medicine
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Research Article, Cohort, Biostatistics, Socioeconomic status, Environmental health, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Epidemiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business, Body mass index, Regression analysis, Cohort study, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270
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SNSF| Programme de recherche en épidémiologie de transition (subside PROSPER)
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: 3233-038792
  • Funding stream: Careers | Ambizione
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