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Hospital admissions in relation to body mass index in UK women: a prospective cohort study.

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BACKGROUND: Adiposity is associated with many adverse health outcomes but little direct evidence exists about its impact on the use of health care services. We aim to describe the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and rates of hospital admission in middle-aged UK women. METHODS: Among 1,251,619 Million Women Study participants, 50- to 64-years old at entry into the study, routine data on hospital admissions were used to estimate hospitalization rates according to BMI after standardiz...

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10.1186/1741-7015-12-45

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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University of Oxford
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
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BMC medicine Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
45
Publication date:
2014
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1741-7015
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1741-7015
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uuid:0ed6a05e-c7c1-423c-ad42-6ca94eee09c6
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457861
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pubs:457861

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