Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBetancourt, Jose ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-0146-8476 )
dc.contributor.authorStigler Granados, Paula ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-8993-9879 )
dc.contributor.authorPacheco, Gerardo J. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-8610-7508 )
dc.contributor.authorShanmugam, Ramalingam ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-3388-1014 )
dc.contributor.authorKruse, Clemens S. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-7636-1086 )
dc.contributor.authorFulton, Lawrence V. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0001-8603-1913 )
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-27T19:13:52Z
dc.date.available2021-07-27T19:13:52Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-29
dc.identifier.citationBetancourt, J. A., Granados, P. S., Pacheco, G. J., Shanmugam, R., Kruse, C. S., & Fulton, L. V. (2020). Obesity and morbidity risk in the U.S. veteran. Healthcare, 8(3), 191.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2227-9032
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/14103
dc.description.abstractThe obesity epidemic in the United States has been well documented and serves as the basis for a number of health interventions across the nation. However, those who have served in the U.S. military (Veteran population) suffer from obesity in higher numbers and have an overall disproportionate poorer health status when compared to the health of the older non-Veteran population in the U.S. which may further compound their overall health risk. This study examined both the commonalities and the differences in obesity rates and the associated co-morbidities among the U.S. Veteran population, utilizing data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). These data are considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be the nation’s best source for health-related survey data, and the 2018 version includes 437,467 observations. Study findings show not only a significantly higher risk of obesity in the U.S. Veteran population, but also a significantly higher level (higher odds ratio) of the associated co-morbidities when compared to non-Veterans, including coronary heart disease (CHD) or angina (odds ratio (OR) = 2.63); stroke (OR = 1.86); skin cancer (OR = 2.18); other cancers (OR = 1.73); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (OR = 1.52), emphysema, or chronic bronchitis; arthritis (OR = 1.52), rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia; depressive disorders (OR = 0.84), and diabetes (OR = 1.61) at the 0.95 confidence interval level.en_US
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent14 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Instituteen_US
dc.sourceHealthcare, 2020, Vol. 8, No. 3, Article 191.
dc.subjectU.S. veteran healthen_US
dc.subjectObesityen_US
dc.subjectComorbiditiesen_US
dc.subjectRisk-factorsen_US
dc.subjectOverweighten_US
dc.subjectDiabetesen_US
dc.titleObesity and Morbidity Risk in the U.S. Veteranen_US
dc.typepublishedVersion
txstate.documenttypeArticle
dc.rights.holder© 2020 The Authors.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030191
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
dc.description.departmentHealth Administration


Download

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record