Independent associations between weight status and disability in adults: results from the health survey for England

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58247
Title:
Independent associations between weight status and disability in adults: results from the health survey for England
Authors:
Lidstone, J. S. M. (Jane); Ells, L. J. (Louisa); Finn, P. (Paul); Whittaker, V. J. (Victoria); Wilkinson, J. R. (John); Summerbell, C. D. (Carolyn)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care; University of Durham. North East Public Health Observatory.
Citation:
Lidstone, J. S. M. et al. (2006) 'Independent associations between weight status and disability in adults: results from the health survey for England', Public Health, 120 (5), pp.412-417.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Public Health
Issue Date:
May-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58247
DOI:
10.1016/j.puhe.2005.12.003
PubMed ID:
16566950
Abstract:
Objectives: While direct links between obesity and some illnesses are well-established, there is a relative paucity of research on associations between obesity and disabilities. The aim of this study was to test for significant associations between overweight and obesity and the presence of a wide range of disabling conditions in adults, controlling for sex, age, education, social class, income, cigarette smoking status and alcohol consumption. Study design: Data were extracted from the Health Survey for England (2001); a cross-sectional survey of the community-dwelling population. In total, 8613 adult participants were included in the analysis. Methods: Multivariate logistic regression was employed to test whether the odds of having a range of disabling conditions are higher in the overweight and obese populations compared with those in the ideal weight range. Results: The risk of nearly all disabling conditions tested was elevated in the obese and morbidly obese groups. Of great importance for public health, the risks of musculoskeletal illness, arthritis and rheumatism, and personal care disability were significantly elevated, even in those in the overweight category (currently about half of the adult population living in the UK). Conclusions: Obesity is independently associated with a range of disabling conditions in adults. The present study highlights the need for further research into the mechanisms by which these associations occur.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
disability; morbid obesity; obesity; overweight; population survey; weight; adults; England
ISSN:
0033-3506
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/01/2010]
Citation Count:
6 [Scopus,12/01/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLidstone, J. S. M. (Jane)-
dc.contributor.authorElls, L. J. (Louisa)-
dc.contributor.authorFinn, P. (Paul)-
dc.contributor.authorWhittaker, V. J. (Victoria)-
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, J. R. (John)-
dc.contributor.authorSummerbell, C. D. (Carolyn)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:47:02Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:47:02Z-
dc.date.issued2006-05-
dc.identifier.citationPublic Health; 120 (5): 412-417-
dc.identifier.issn0033-3506-
dc.identifier.pmid16566950-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.puhe.2005.12.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58247-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: While direct links between obesity and some illnesses are well-established, there is a relative paucity of research on associations between obesity and disabilities. The aim of this study was to test for significant associations between overweight and obesity and the presence of a wide range of disabling conditions in adults, controlling for sex, age, education, social class, income, cigarette smoking status and alcohol consumption. Study design: Data were extracted from the Health Survey for England (2001); a cross-sectional survey of the community-dwelling population. In total, 8613 adult participants were included in the analysis. Methods: Multivariate logistic regression was employed to test whether the odds of having a range of disabling conditions are higher in the overweight and obese populations compared with those in the ideal weight range. Results: The risk of nearly all disabling conditions tested was elevated in the obese and morbidly obese groups. Of great importance for public health, the risks of musculoskeletal illness, arthritis and rheumatism, and personal care disability were significantly elevated, even in those in the overweight category (currently about half of the adult population living in the UK). Conclusions: Obesity is independently associated with a range of disabling conditions in adults. The present study highlights the need for further research into the mechanisms by which these associations occur.-
dc.publisherElsevier-
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/01/2010]-
dc.subjectdisability-
dc.subjectmorbid obesity-
dc.subjectobesity-
dc.subjectoverweight-
dc.subjectpopulation survey-
dc.subjectweight-
dc.subjectadults-
dc.subjectEngland-
dc.titleIndependent associations between weight status and disability in adults: results from the health survey for England-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care; University of Durham. North East Public Health Observatory.-
dc.identifier.journalPublic Health-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount6 [Scopus,12/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardLidstone, J. S. M. et al. (2006) 'Independent associations between weight status and disability in adults: results from the health survey for England', Public Health, 120 (5), pp.412-417.-

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