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Trends in self-reported BMI and prevalence of obesity 2002-10 in Stockholm County, Sweden.
Eur J Public Health. 2013 Apr; 23(2):312-5.EJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Trends in obesity have been reported to level off in several Western countries. The aim of this study was to investigate trends in body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity between 2002 and 2010 in Stockholm County, Sweden.

METHODS

Three cross-sectional questionnaires from the Stockholm Health Surveys were used for this study. A total of 31 182, 34 707 and 30 767 men and women aged between 18 and 64 years completed the questionnaire regarding sociodemographic factors, health parameters, physical activity, smoking habits and anthropometry in 2002, 2006 and 2010, respectively (response rate: 62.5, 61.3 and 55.6%, respectively). Linear regression was used to investigate changes in mean BMI. Relative risk regression models were used to investigate changes in prevalence of obesity, defined as BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2). All analyses were stratified on age and further adjusted for smoking, education and socioeconomic position.

RESULTS

Between 2002 and 2006, a stabilization was found in BMI and prevalence of obesity in both men and women. But from 2006 to 2010, BMI and prevalence of obesity had increased, also among the young. In 2010, the prevalence of obesity was 12.2% among men and 10.3% among women.

CONCLUSION

After a period of stabilization in 2002-06, BMI and prevalence of obesity are increasing in Stockholm County, Sweden.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. kristian.neovius@ki.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23002231

Citation

Neovius, Kristian, et al. "Trends in Self-reported BMI and Prevalence of Obesity 2002-10 in Stockholm County, Sweden." European Journal of Public Health, vol. 23, no. 2, 2013, pp. 312-5.
Neovius K, Johansson K, Kark M, et al. Trends in self-reported BMI and prevalence of obesity 2002-10 in Stockholm County, Sweden. Eur J Public Health. 2013;23(2):312-5.
Neovius, K., Johansson, K., Kark, M., Tynelius, P., & Rasmussen, F. (2013). Trends in self-reported BMI and prevalence of obesity 2002-10 in Stockholm County, Sweden. European Journal of Public Health, 23(2), 312-5. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cks128
Neovius K, et al. Trends in Self-reported BMI and Prevalence of Obesity 2002-10 in Stockholm County, Sweden. Eur J Public Health. 2013;23(2):312-5. PubMed PMID: 23002231.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Trends in self-reported BMI and prevalence of obesity 2002-10 in Stockholm County, Sweden. AU - Neovius,Kristian, AU - Johansson,Kari, AU - Kark,Malin, AU - Tynelius,Per, AU - Rasmussen,Finn, Y1 - 2012/09/22/ PY - 2012/9/25/entrez PY - 2012/9/25/pubmed PY - 2014/2/26/medline SP - 312 EP - 5 JF - European journal of public health JO - Eur J Public Health VL - 23 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Trends in obesity have been reported to level off in several Western countries. The aim of this study was to investigate trends in body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity between 2002 and 2010 in Stockholm County, Sweden. METHODS: Three cross-sectional questionnaires from the Stockholm Health Surveys were used for this study. A total of 31 182, 34 707 and 30 767 men and women aged between 18 and 64 years completed the questionnaire regarding sociodemographic factors, health parameters, physical activity, smoking habits and anthropometry in 2002, 2006 and 2010, respectively (response rate: 62.5, 61.3 and 55.6%, respectively). Linear regression was used to investigate changes in mean BMI. Relative risk regression models were used to investigate changes in prevalence of obesity, defined as BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2). All analyses were stratified on age and further adjusted for smoking, education and socioeconomic position. RESULTS: Between 2002 and 2006, a stabilization was found in BMI and prevalence of obesity in both men and women. But from 2006 to 2010, BMI and prevalence of obesity had increased, also among the young. In 2010, the prevalence of obesity was 12.2% among men and 10.3% among women. CONCLUSION: After a period of stabilization in 2002-06, BMI and prevalence of obesity are increasing in Stockholm County, Sweden. SN - 1464-360X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23002231/Trends_in_self_reported_BMI_and_prevalence_of_obesity_2002_10_in_Stockholm_County_Sweden_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/eurpub/cks128 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -