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Obesity and associated adverse health outcomes among US military members and veterans: Findings from the millennium cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in Obesity, June 2016
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  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 2,953)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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11 tweeters
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Title
Obesity and associated adverse health outcomes among US military members and veterans: Findings from the millennium cohort study
Published in
Obesity, June 2016
DOI 10.1002/oby.21513
Pubmed ID
Authors

Toni Rush, Cynthia A. LeardMann, Nancy F. Crum-Cianflone

Abstract

To assess the prevalence of obesity and associated health outcomes among US service members and veterans. Data from three survey cycles (2001-2008) of the Millennium Cohort Study were used to examine the prevalence of obesity and associated health outcomes. Of the 42,200 individuals, 25% were of normal weight in 2007/2008. Rates of obesity were significantly higher among veterans (32%) compared with service members (20%). Over a 7-year period, obesity rates doubled among both service members (10%-20%) and veterans (14%-32%). Participants with obesity were significantly more likely to be male, older, less educated, in the Army or Navy, and separated/retired from the military. Hypertension, diabetes, and sleep apnea were significantly more common among individuals with obesity compared with participants with normal weight (all P < 0.05). Individuals with obesity also had significantly higher rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder than individuals with normal weight and had lower mental and physical functional scores (all P < 0.05). These findings indicate an urgent need to enhance strategies for preventing and reducing excess weight gain within the military and veteran populations. Such strategies should aim to ensure a fit military force and promote health after military service.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 22%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 14%
Unspecified 5 14%
Professor 4 11%
Other 10 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 9 24%
Unspecified 8 22%
Psychology 7 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Other 5 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 721. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 March 2019.
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#6,873
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Outputs from Obesity
#12
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Outputs of similar age
#364
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Outputs of similar age from Obesity
#2
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