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Relationship between body mass index and different domains of disability in older persons: the 3C study.
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PMID:  15314627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationships between body mass index (BMI) and different domains of disability in elderly subjects from the French 3C study.
SETTING: Three cities in France: Bordeaux (South-West), Dijon (North-East) and Montpellier (South-East).
DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.
SUBJECTS: A sample of 8966 elderly community dwellers (age: 65-101 y).
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: BMI, continence, basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (ADL and IADL) and mobility. Adjustment variables: age, educational level, lifestyle, cognitive functioning, smoking and drinking history, depression, dyspnea, diabetes and indicator of cardiovascular disease.
RESULTS: Obesity (BMI> or =30 kg/m2) was significantly associated with disability in each domain for women. The relationship tended to be linear for ADL and for continence; whereas for IADL, underweight women (BMI <21 kg/m2) were also at higher risk of disability. In men, relationships were weaker since BMI was only associated with mobility restriction, with a higher risk for both underweight and obese subjects.
CONCLUSION: These results are in favor of a strong association between obesity and the three domains of disability and incontinence. Weaker relationships between underweight and disability were observed. Results suggest that maintaining a BMI in the healthy range could contribute to independence in activities of daily living.
S Larrieu; K Pérès; L Letenneur; C Berr; J F Dartigues; K Ritchie; B Février; A Alpérovitch; P Barberger-Gateau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity     Volume:  28     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Obes. Relat. Metab. Disord.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-15     Completed Date:  2005-03-01     Revised Date:  2014-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9313169     Medline TA:  Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1555-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Aged, 80 and over
Body Mass Index*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Disability Evaluation
Geriatric Assessment
Obesity / complications,  physiopathology*
Sex Factors
Thinness / complications,  physiopathology
Urinary Incontinence / etiology

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