Table 2

Association of comorbidities with obesity (n)

BMI

Total


=<24.9

p*

25–29.9

p*

=>30

978 (%)


High blood pressure

95

<0.001

229

0.002

223

547 (55.9%)

Heart insufficiency

37

0.143

78

0.709

67

182 (18.6%)

Coronary vessel disease

15

<0.001

62

0.838

52

129 (13.2%)

Diabetes

15

<0.001

62

<0.001

93

170 (17.4%)

Cholesterol > 200mg/dl

86

0.087

143

0.092

131

360 (36.8%)

COPD/Asthma

13

0.212

32

0.005

50

95 (9.7%)

Renal insufficiency

8

0.139

24

0.421

24

56 (5.7%)

(history of) Ulcer (stomach)

59

0.129

75

0.129

76

210 (21.5%)

(prior) Stroke/TIA/PRIND

6

0.083

23

0.076

12

41 (4.2%)

(history of) cancer

8

0.137

13

0.089

14

36 (3.5%)


* ANCOVA, adjusted for age for comparing normal vs. overweight and overweight vs. obese

Rosemann et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:4   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-4

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