Smoking, obesity, and their co-occurrence in the United States

Cross sectional analysis

Cheryl Healton, Donna Vallone, Kristen L. McCausland, Haijun Xiao, Molly P. Green

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Objectives: To describe the prevalence of obesity, smoking, and both health risk factors together among adults in the United States. Design: Cross sectional analysis of a national health interview survey. Setting: United States. Participants: 29 305 adults (aged ≥ 18) in 2002. Main outcome measures: Prevalence of adults who are obese (body mass index ≥ 30), who smoke, and who are obese and smoke. Prevalence was stratified by age, sex, ethnic group, education, and income. Results: 23.5% of adults were obese, 22.7% smoked, and 4.7% smoked and were obese. Conclusions: Although the proportion of adults who smoke and are obese is relatively low, this subgroup is concentrated among lower socioeconomic groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-26
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Volume333
Issue number7557
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

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Smoking, obesity, and their co-occurrence in the United States : Cross sectional analysis. / Healton, Cheryl; Vallone, Donna; McCausland, Kristen L.; Xiao, Haijun; Green, Molly P.

In: British Medical Journal, Vol. 333, No. 7557, 01.07.2006, p. 25-26.

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Healton, Cheryl ; Vallone, Donna ; McCausland, Kristen L. ; Xiao, Haijun ; Green, Molly P. / Smoking, obesity, and their co-occurrence in the United States : Cross sectional analysis. In: British Medical Journal. 2006 ; Vol. 333, No. 7557. pp. 25-26.
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