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Body mass index and mobility limitations: An analysis of middle-aged and older Black, Hispanic, and White women in the U.S.

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Researcher(s): (Andy Sharma)


While the Body Mass Index (BMI) did not change significantly for men from 2005 to 2014 in the United States, women exhibited an upward linear trend. Hispanic and Black women, in particular, showed a dramatic increase. Therefore, the objective of this study was to examine the association between BMI and mobility limitations for non-institutionalised middle-aged and older Black, Hispanic, and White women.

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