Incident of arthritis in relation to excess weight - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030016764


In 2000/01, 19% of men and 31% of women aged 40 or older reported having been diagnosed with arthritis. Independent of other factors such as age, household income, daily lifting, physician visits and psychological distress, the odds of developing arthritis were higher for both sexes among those who were obese, compared with individuals of acceptable weight.

Issue Number: 2003001
Author(s): Wilkins, Kathryn

Main Product: Health Reports

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PDFJanuary 21, 2004