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Increasing trends in incidence of overweight and obesity over 5 decades.

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Parikh, NI; Pencina, MJ; Wang, TJ; Lanier, KJ; Fox, CS; D'Agostino, RB; Vasan, RS
Published in: Am J Med
March 2007

PURPOSE: We evaluated trends in the incidence of overweight and obesity over the past 50 years. METHODS: We evaluated trends in the incidence of overweight (25< or =body mass index [BMI] <30 kg/m2), obesity (BMI > or =30 kg/m2) and stage 2 obesity (BMI > or =35 kg/m2) from 1950 to 2000 in Framingham Study participants (n=6798, 54% women). Individuals aged 40-55 years who attended 2 examinations 8 years apart in each decade were eligible. RESULTS: The incidences of overweight, obesity, and stage 2 obesity increased across the decades in both sexes (P for trend <.001). For men, the incidence of overweight rose from 21.8% (95% confidence interval [CI], 17.6-26.5) in the 1950s to 35.2% (95% CI, 28.6-42.5) in the 1990s; of obesity from 5.8% (95% CI, 4.4-7.6) to 14.8% (95% CI, 12.2-17.9); and of stage 2 obesity from 0.2% (95% CI, 0.1-0.9) to 5.4% (95% CI, 4.0-7.2). For women, incidence rates of overweight increased from 15.0% (95% CI, 12.3-18.1) to 33.1% (95% CI, 29.0-37.4); of obesity from 3.9% (95% CI, 2.9-5.3) to 14% (95% CI, 11.6-16.7); and of stage 2 obesity from 1.7% (95% CI, 1.1-2.6) to 4.4% (95% CI, 3.2-6.0). Overall, incidence rates of overweight increased 2-fold and that of obesity more than 3-fold over 5 decades, findings that remained robust upon additional adjustment for baseline BMI in each decade. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of overweight and obesity increased progressively over the last 5 decades, suggesting that the rising trend in prevalence is not a recent phenomenon.

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Am J Med

DOI

EISSN

1555-7162

Publication Date

March 2007

Volume

120

Issue

3

Start / End Page

242 / 250

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Time Factors
  • Sex Distribution
  • Risk Assessment
  • Prospective Studies
  • Probability
  • Overweight
  • Obesity
  • Middle Aged
 

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Parikh, N. I., Pencina, M. J., Wang, T. J., Lanier, K. J., Fox, C. S., D’Agostino, R. B., & Vasan, R. S. (2007). Increasing trends in incidence of overweight and obesity over 5 decades. Am J Med, 120(3), 242–250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2006.06.004
Parikh, Nisha I., Michael J. Pencina, Thomas J. Wang, Katherine J. Lanier, Caroline S. Fox, Ralph B. D’Agostino, and Ramachandran S. Vasan. “Increasing trends in incidence of overweight and obesity over 5 decades.Am J Med 120, no. 3 (March 2007): 242–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2006.06.004.
Parikh NI, Pencina MJ, Wang TJ, Lanier KJ, Fox CS, D’Agostino RB, et al. Increasing trends in incidence of overweight and obesity over 5 decades. Am J Med. 2007 Mar;120(3):242–50.
Parikh, Nisha I., et al. “Increasing trends in incidence of overweight and obesity over 5 decades.Am J Med, vol. 120, no. 3, Mar. 2007, pp. 242–50. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2006.06.004.
Parikh NI, Pencina MJ, Wang TJ, Lanier KJ, Fox CS, D’Agostino RB, Vasan RS. Increasing trends in incidence of overweight and obesity over 5 decades. Am J Med. 2007 Mar;120(3):242–250.
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Published In

Am J Med

DOI

EISSN

1555-7162

Publication Date

March 2007

Volume

120

Issue

3

Start / End Page

242 / 250

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Time Factors
  • Sex Distribution
  • Risk Assessment
  • Prospective Studies
  • Probability
  • Overweight
  • Obesity
  • Middle Aged