Associations of obesity with newly diagnosed and previously known atopic diseases in Chinese adults: a case-control study

Xie, Biao, Wang, Zhiqiang, Wang, Yupeng, Liu, Meina and Wang, Yongchen (2017) Associations of obesity with newly diagnosed and previously known atopic diseases in Chinese adults: a case-control study. Scientific Reports, 7 . doi:10.1038/srep43672


Author Xie, Biao
Wang, Zhiqiang
Wang, Yupeng
Liu, Meina
Wang, Yongchen
Title Associations of obesity with newly diagnosed and previously known atopic diseases in Chinese adults: a case-control study
Journal name Scientific Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2045-2322
Publication date 2017-03-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/srep43672
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Volume 7
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract To assess the associations of obesity with newly diagnosed and previously known atopic disorders in Chinese adults. 4,629 adults aged 18 years or older were recruited in Harbin, China. Among them, 1,114 were previously diagnosed atopic cases, 1,298 were newly diagnosed cases, and 2,217 non-atopic controls. Obesity and overweight are defined according to the criteria established by the Working Group on Obesity in China. The associations of obesity with known and newly diagnosed atopic disorders were assessed using logistic regressions. Obesity was significantly associated with known atopic disorders (adjusted OR = 2.41 (95% CI: 1.81, 3.22)). The association of obesity with newly diagnosed atopic cases was not as strong as that with known cases, and was not statistically significant (adjusted OR = 1.27 (95% CI: 0.94, 1.72)). The similar pattern was observed in different allergic diseases, gender and age stratifications. The association between overweight and atopic diseases were not significant. Obesity is strongly associated with previously diagnosed atopic cases but not so with newly diagnosed atopic cases in Chinese adults. It is likely that people with atopic disorders have a higher risk of developing obesity. Our findings are important for the management of atopic disorders and chronic disease prevention among atopic disease patients.
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