Re: "Obesity and US mortality risk over the adult life course"

Wang, Zhiqiang (2014) Re: "Obesity and US mortality risk over the adult life course". American Journal of Epidemiology, 179 4: 529-530. doi:10.1093/aje/kwt329


Author Wang, Zhiqiang
Title Re: "Obesity and US mortality risk over the adult life course"
Journal name American Journal of Epidemiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9262
1476-6256
Publication date 2014-01-12
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1093/aje/kwt329
Open Access Status
Volume 179
Issue 4
Start page 529
End page 530
Total pages 2
Place of publication Cary, NC, United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Masters et al. suggested that the weakening obesity-mortality association with age reported in previous studies was due to uncontrolled confounding effects. They concluded that the obesity-mortality association strengthened with increasing age when those confounding factors were controlled for in their analysis. Mehta and Stokes proposed that the findings might be due to interactions between obesity and time-in-study, which Masters et al. (3) argued was an unlikely explanation.

I have noticed that the interaction terms between obesity and age-at-survey in their original Tables 2 and 3 (1) were taken as confounding factors of the obesity-mortality association...
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2014, 09:49:40 EST by Zhiqiang Wang on behalf of Medicine - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital