Gender and the burden of disease attributable to obesity

Peter Muennig, Erica Lubetkin, Haomiao Jia, Peter Franks

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

142 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objectives. We estimated the burden of disease in the United States attributable to obesity by gender, with life expectancy, quality-adjusted life expectancy, years of life lost annually, and quality-adjusted life years lost annually as outcome measures. Methods. We obtained burden of disease estimates for adults falling into the following body-mass index categories: normal weight (23 to <25), overweight (25 to <30), and obese (>30). We analyzed the 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to obtain health-related quality-of-life scores and the 1990-1992 National Health Interview Survey linked to National Death Index data through the end of 1995 for mortality. Results. Overweight men and women lost 270 000 and 1.8 million quality-adjusted life years, respectively, relative to their normal-weight counterparts. Obese men and women lost 1.9 million and 3.4 million quality-adjusted life years, respectively, per year. Much of the burden of disease among overweight and obese women arose from lower health-related quality of life and late life mortality. Conclusions. Relative to men, women suffer a disproportionate burden of disease attributable to overweight and obesity, mostly because of differences in health-related quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1662-1668
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume96
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

Fingerprint

Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Obesity
Quality of Life
Life Expectancy
Weights and Measures
Mortality
Health Expenditures
Health Surveys
Body Mass Index
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Interviews

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Gender and the burden of disease attributable to obesity. / Muennig, Peter; Lubetkin, Erica; Jia, Haomiao; Franks, Peter.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 96, No. 9, 09.2006, p. 1662-1668.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Muennig, Peter ; Lubetkin, Erica ; Jia, Haomiao ; Franks, Peter. / Gender and the burden of disease attributable to obesity. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2006 ; Vol. 96, No. 9. pp. 1662-1668.
@article{2d1b4a85906d458282b623705a05f50f,
title = "Gender and the burden of disease attributable to obesity",
abstract = "Objectives. We estimated the burden of disease in the United States attributable to obesity by gender, with life expectancy, quality-adjusted life expectancy, years of life lost annually, and quality-adjusted life years lost annually as outcome measures. Methods. We obtained burden of disease estimates for adults falling into the following body-mass index categories: normal weight (23 to <25), overweight (25 to <30), and obese (>30). We analyzed the 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to obtain health-related quality-of-life scores and the 1990-1992 National Health Interview Survey linked to National Death Index data through the end of 1995 for mortality. Results. Overweight men and women lost 270 000 and 1.8 million quality-adjusted life years, respectively, relative to their normal-weight counterparts. Obese men and women lost 1.9 million and 3.4 million quality-adjusted life years, respectively, per year. Much of the burden of disease among overweight and obese women arose from lower health-related quality of life and late life mortality. Conclusions. Relative to men, women suffer a disproportionate burden of disease attributable to overweight and obesity, mostly because of differences in health-related quality of life.",
author = "Peter Muennig and Erica Lubetkin and Haomiao Jia and Peter Franks",
year = "2006",
month = "9",
doi = "10.2105/AJPH.2005.068874",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "96",
pages = "1662--1668",
journal = "American Journal of Public Health",
issn = "0090-0036",
publisher = "American Public Health Association Inc.",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Gender and the burden of disease attributable to obesity

AU - Muennig, Peter

AU - Lubetkin, Erica

AU - Jia, Haomiao

AU - Franks, Peter

PY - 2006/9

Y1 - 2006/9

N2 - Objectives. We estimated the burden of disease in the United States attributable to obesity by gender, with life expectancy, quality-adjusted life expectancy, years of life lost annually, and quality-adjusted life years lost annually as outcome measures. Methods. We obtained burden of disease estimates for adults falling into the following body-mass index categories: normal weight (23 to <25), overweight (25 to <30), and obese (>30). We analyzed the 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to obtain health-related quality-of-life scores and the 1990-1992 National Health Interview Survey linked to National Death Index data through the end of 1995 for mortality. Results. Overweight men and women lost 270 000 and 1.8 million quality-adjusted life years, respectively, relative to their normal-weight counterparts. Obese men and women lost 1.9 million and 3.4 million quality-adjusted life years, respectively, per year. Much of the burden of disease among overweight and obese women arose from lower health-related quality of life and late life mortality. Conclusions. Relative to men, women suffer a disproportionate burden of disease attributable to overweight and obesity, mostly because of differences in health-related quality of life.

AB - Objectives. We estimated the burden of disease in the United States attributable to obesity by gender, with life expectancy, quality-adjusted life expectancy, years of life lost annually, and quality-adjusted life years lost annually as outcome measures. Methods. We obtained burden of disease estimates for adults falling into the following body-mass index categories: normal weight (23 to <25), overweight (25 to <30), and obese (>30). We analyzed the 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to obtain health-related quality-of-life scores and the 1990-1992 National Health Interview Survey linked to National Death Index data through the end of 1995 for mortality. Results. Overweight men and women lost 270 000 and 1.8 million quality-adjusted life years, respectively, relative to their normal-weight counterparts. Obese men and women lost 1.9 million and 3.4 million quality-adjusted life years, respectively, per year. Much of the burden of disease among overweight and obese women arose from lower health-related quality of life and late life mortality. Conclusions. Relative to men, women suffer a disproportionate burden of disease attributable to overweight and obesity, mostly because of differences in health-related quality of life.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33748054280&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33748054280&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.2105/AJPH.2005.068874

DO - 10.2105/AJPH.2005.068874

M3 - Article

VL - 96

SP - 1662

EP - 1668

JO - American Journal of Public Health

JF - American Journal of Public Health

SN - 0090-0036

IS - 9

ER -