publication . Article . 2008

The positive association between number of children and obesity in Iranian women and men: Results from the National Health Survey

Fereydoun Siassi; ENAYATOLLAH BAKHSHI; Behjat Seifi; Hojjat Zeraati;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2008 Journal: BMC Public Health, volume 8, pages 213-213 (eissn: 1471-2458, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract
<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>To date, few studies have assessed the association between the number of children and obesity in couples. We aimed to investigate this association in men and women aged 20–75 years.</p> <p>Methods</p> <p>Data from the National Health Survey were considered in this investigation. It included 2728 women and men (1364 couples) aged 20–75 years. Height and weight were actually measured rather than self-reported. A generalized estimating equation model was used to estimate the odds of obesity (body mass index (BMI ≥ 30)) as a function of the number of children adjusted for age, sex, education, economic index, workforce, smoking an...
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free text keywords: Research Article, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270
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