Change of individual BMI in Switzerland and the USA: a multilevel model for growth

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Change of individual BMI in Switzerland and the USA: a multilevel model for growth
Périodique
International Journal of Public Health
Auteur(s)
Lipps O., Moreau-Gruet F.
ISSN
1661-8556 (Print1661-8564)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
55
Pages
299-306
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Objective The aim is to analyze and compare individual BMI growth patterns of adults from Switzerland and the U.S. Methods The analyses are based on data from two population representative longitudinal household surveys, one from Switzerland, the other from the U.S. Each data set contains up to four data points for each adult individual. We use multilevel models for growth. Results It can be shown that growth patterns are different in different cohorts in the two countries: there are only small growth differences in the youngest and oldest, but large differences in the middle ages. The individual BMI increase of the middle age Swiss amounts to only half of that in the comparable U.S. individuals. Conclusion Given the much higher BMI level especially in the youngest cohort, this points to severe obesity problems in the U.S. middle aged population in the near future. A positive correlation between individual BMI level and growth may aggravate this fact.
Mots-clé
individual BMI, multilevel model for growth, USA, Switzerland
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18/11/2009 17:39
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20/08/2019 14:41
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