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Activity Number: 307
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract #320354 View Presentation
Title: Trends in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors by Obesity Level in Adults in the U.S.
Author(s): Reena Gitanjali Singh*
Companies: York University
Keywords: Obesity ; Diabetes ; Cardiovascular ; BMI ; Smoking ; Hypertension

The objective of the study is to assess whether or not trends in cardiovascular disease risk factors among overweight and obese US adults, have improved over two periods of time. The study included 10,568 adults, aged 18 years and older, who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Cardiovascular disease risk factors included diabetes, glycated hemoglobin or fasting plasma glucose, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and smoking. The trends of cardiovascular risk factors for each BMI were estimated. The prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia was highest among obese, and normal weight adults. Smoking exposure?was highest among normal weight, followed by overweight and obese adults. Untreated hypertension decreased among obese and overweight groups. There were no significant changes in smoking across BMI groups. Participants were categorized based on BMI as normal weight, overweight, and obese. Morbidly obese participants were presented separately. Underweight participants were excluded. Despite the reductions in untreated risk factors, it is crucial to improve the cardiovascular risk profile of overweight and obese adults.

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