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Body mass index and common mental disorders: exploring the shape of the association and its moderation by age, gender and education

McCrea, RL; Berger, YG; King, MB; (2012) Body mass index and common mental disorders: exploring the shape of the association and its moderation by age, gender and education. International Journal of Obesity , 36 (3) 414 - 421. 10.1038/ijo.2011.65. Green open access

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Abstract

Obesity is known to be associated with increased prevalence of common mental disorders (for example, depression and anxiety), and there is evidence of age and gender differences in this relationship. However, categorisation of body mass index (BMI) and age has limited our ability to understand the nature of these differences. This study used continuous values of BMI and age to explore the shape of the association between common mental disorders and BMI and whether it varied with age, gender and education.

Type: Article
Title: Body mass index and common mental disorders: exploring the shape of the association and its moderation by age, gender and education
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2011.65
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.65
Language: English
Additional information: This is the authors' accepted version of this published article.
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Age Distribution, Age Factors, Aged, Anxiety, Body Mass Index, Cross-Sectional Studies, Depression, Educational Status, England, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Obesity, Prevalence, Sex Distribution, Sex Factors, Young Adult
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1354925
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