Coming unmoored: disproportionate increases in obesity prevalence among young, disadvantaged white women.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVES: Since the 1980s, older, low-educated White women experienced an unprecedented decrease in life expectancy. We investigated whether a similar phenomenon was evident among younger women for obesity. METHODS: Using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, age-adjusted changes were estimated in the prevalence of overall and abdominal obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2) , waist circumference > 88 cm) between 1988-1994 and 2003-2010 among non-Hispanic White women aged 25-44 years, stratified by educational attainment (

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Cited Authors

  • Robinson, WR; Kershaw, KN; Mezuk, B; Rafferty, J; Lee, H; Johnson-Lawrence, V; Seamans, MJ; Jackson, JS

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 213 - 219

PubMed ID

  • 25294582

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4276490

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1930-739X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/oby.20913


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States