Title: Smoking and Socio-demographic correlates of BMI
year: 2016
Journal: BMC Public Health
Volume: 16
Pages: 500
Epubdate: 12/06/2016
date: 01/06/2010
Alternate Journal: BMC public health
ISSN: 1471-2458
Legal note: PMC4902908
Article Number: 27287474
Keywords: Ethnicity Health Obesity Smoking
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The aim of the current study was to examine the associations between Body Mass Index (BMI) and socio-demographic factors and to examine the relationship between BMI, smoking status and ethnicity. METHODS: The Singapore Mental Health Study (SMHS) surveyed Singapore Residents (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) aged 18 years old and above. BMI was calculated using height and weight which were self-reported by respondents. Socio-demographic characteristics and smoking status were recorded in a standardized data collection form. RESULTS: Six thousand and six hundred sixteen respondents completed the study (response rate of 75.9 %) which constituted a representative sample of the adult resident population in Singapore. Ethnicity, gender and education status were associated with obesity. There was an interaction effect between ethnicity smoking status, and BMI. Indian and Malay smokers were less likely to be obese compared to Chinese smokers. The relationship between ethnicity and BMI was thus reversed when smoking was taken into account. CONCLUSIONS: The study identified certain subgroups and risk factors that are associated with obesity. There is a need for further research to explore and identify genetic, metabolic and ethnic differences that underlie the interaction between ethnicity and smoking status which affects BMI.
Notes: 1471-2458 Wang, Peizhi ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7054-1879 Abdin, Edimansyah Sambasivam, Rajeswari Chong, Siow Ann Vaingankar, Janhavi Ajit Subramaniam, Mythily Journal Article England BMC Public Health. 2016 Jun 10;16:500. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3182-y.
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4902908/pdf/12889_2016_Article_3182.pdf
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5022
Authors Address: Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore. peizhi_wang@imh.com.sg. Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore.
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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