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Título : The association of education with body mass index and waist circumference in the EPIC-PANACEA study
Autor : Hermann, Silke
Rohrmann, Sabine
Linseisen, Jakob
May, Anne M
Kunst, Anton
Besson, Herve
Romaguera, Dora
Travier, Noemie
Tormo, Maria-Jose
Molina, Esther
Dorronsoro, Miren
Barricarte, Aurelio
Rodríguez, Laudina
Crowe, Francesca L
Khaw, Kay-Tee
Wareham, Nicholas J
Van Boeckel, Petra GV
Bueno-de-Mesquita, Bas
Overvad, Kim
Jakobsen, Marianne Uhre
Tjønneland, Anne
Halkjær, Jytte
Agnoli, Claudia
Mattiello, Amalia
Tumino, Rosario
Masala, Giovanna
Vineis, Paolo
Naska, Androniki
Orfanos, Philippos
Trichopoulou, Antonia
Kaaks, Rudolf
Bergmann, Manuela M
Steffen, Annika
Van Guelpen, Bethany
Johansson, Ingegerd
Borgquist, Signe
Manjer, Jonas
Braaten, Tonje
Fagherazzi, Guy
Clavel-Chapelon, Françoise
Mouw, Traci
Norat, Teresa
Riboli, Elio
Rinaldi, Sabina
Slimani, Nadia
Peeters, Petra HM
Filiación: [Hermann,S; Rohrmann,S; Linseisen,J; Kaaks,R] German Canc Res Ctr, Div Canc Epidemiol, D-6900 Heidelberg, Germany. [Linseisen,J] Helmholtz Ctr Munich, Inst Epidemiol, Neuherberg, Germany. [May,AM.; Besson,H; Peeters,PH.M.] Univ Med Ctr Utrecht, Julius Ctr Hlth Sci & Primary Care, Utrecht, Netherlands. [May,AM.; van Boeckel,PG.A.; Bueno-de-Mesquita,H.B] Natl Inst Publ Hlth & Environm RIVM, Bilthoven, Netherlands. [Kunst,A] Univ Amsterdam, Acad Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Besson,H; Wareham,NJ.] MRC, Inst Metab Sci, Epidemiol Unit, Cambridge, England. [Romaguera,D; Mouw,T; Norat,T; Riboli,E] Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Dept Epidemiol & Publ Hlth, London, England. [Travier,N] IDIBELL, Catalan Inst Oncol, Unit Nutr Environm & Canc, Barcelona, Spain. [Tormo,MJ] Murcia Hlth Council, Epidemiol Serv, Murcia, Spain. [Tormo,MJ] Murcia Med Sch, Prevent Med & Publ Hlth Unit, Murcia, Spain. [Molina,E] Andalusian Sch Publ Hlth, Granada, Spain. [Dorronsoro,M] Publ Hlth Dept Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, Spain. [Barricarte,A] Publ Hlth Inst Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. [Rodriguez,L] Hlth & Hlth Care Serv Council, Publ Hlth & Participat Directorate, Asturias, Spain. [Crowe,FL.] Univ Oxford, Canc Epidemiol Unit, Oxford, England. [Khaw,K-T] Univ Cambridge, Dept Publ Hlth & Primary Care, Cambridge, England. [Overvad,K] Aarhus Univ Hosp, Aalborg Hosp, Dept Cardiol, Aalborg, Denmark. [Overvad,K; Jakobsen,MU] Aarhus Univ Hosp, Dept Clin Epidemiol, Aalborg, Denmark. [Tjonneland,A; Halkjaer,J] Danish Canc Soc, Inst Canc Epidemiol, Copenhagen, Denmark. [Agnoli,C] Fdn IRCCS Ist Nazl Tumori, Nutr Epidemiol Unit, Milan, Italy. [Mattiello,A] Univ Naples Federico 2, Dept Clin & Expt Med, Naples, Italy. [Tumino,R] Civile MP Arezzo Hosp, Dept Oncol, Canc Registry & Histopathol Unit, Ragusa, Italy. [Masala,G] Canc Res & Prevent Inst ISPO, Mol & Nutr Epidemiol Unit, Florence, Italy. [Vineis,P] ISI Fdn, Turin, Italy. [Naska,A; Orfanos,P; Trichopoulou,A] Univ Athens, Sch Med, Dept Hyg & Epidemiol, Athens, Greece. [Bergmann,MM.; Steffen,A] German Inst Human Nutr Potsdam Rehbrucke, Nuthetal, Germany. [Van Guelpen,B] Umea Univ, Dept Med Biosci, Umea, Sweden. [Johansson,I] Umea Univ, Dept Odontol, Umea, Sweden. [Borgquist,S] Univ Lund Hosp, Dept Oncol, Lund, Sweden. [Manjer,J] Malmo Univ Hosp, Dept Surg, Malmo, Sweden. [Braaten,T] Univ Tromso, Inst Community Med, Tromso, Norway. [Fagherazzi,G; Clavel-Chapelon,F] Paris S Univ, Inst Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France. [Fagherazzi,G; Clavel-Chapelon,F] INSERM, ERI20, Villejuif, France. [Besson,H; Rinaldi,S; Slimani,N] Int Agcy Res Canc, Lyon, France. [Rohrmann,S] Univ Zurich, Inst Social & Prevent Med, Zurich, Switzerland
Palabras clave : Socioeconomic status
Waist circumference
Cohort study
MeSH: Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Environment and Public Health::Public Health::Epidemiologic Measurements::Biometry::Anthropometry::Body Mass Index
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Environment and Public Health::Public Health::Epidemiologic Measurements::Demography::Health Status::Health Status Disparities
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Environment and Public Health::Public Health::Epidemiologic Methods::Epidemiologic Study Characteristics as Topic::Epidemiologic Studies::Cohort Studies::Prospective Studies
Medical Subject Headings::Phenomena and Processes::Physiological Phenomena::Body Constitution::Body Weights and Measures::Body Size::Waist Circumference
Fecha de publicación : 17-Mar-2011
Editorial : BioMed Central
Cita Bibliográfica: Hermann S, Rohrmann S, Linseisen J, May AM, Kunst A, Besson H, et al. The association of education with body mass index and waist circumference in the EPIC-PANACEA study. BMC Public Health. 2011 Mar 17; 11:169
Abstract: Background To examine the association of education with body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Method This study included 141,230 male and 336,637 female EPIC-participants, who were recruited between 1992 and 2000. Education, which was assessed by questionnaire, was classified into four categories; BMI and WC, measured by trained personnel in most participating centers, were modeled as continuous dependent variables. Associations were estimated using multilevel mixed effects linear regression models. Results Compared with the lowest education level, BMI and WC were significantly lower for all three higher education categories, which was consistent for all countries. Women with university degree had a 2.1 kg/m2 lower BMI compared with women with lowest education level. For men, a statistically significant, but less pronounced difference was observed (1.3 kg/m2). The association between WC and education level was also of greater magnitude for women: compared with the lowest education level, average WC of women was lower by 5.2 cm for women in the highest category. For men the difference was 2.9 cm. Conclusion In this European cohort, there is an inverse association between higher BMI as well as higher WC and lower education level. Public Health Programs that aim to reduce overweight and obesity should primarily focus on the lower educated population.
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DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-169
ISSN : 1471-2458 (Print)
1471-2458 (Online)
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