Journal article

Relationship between obesity and health problems in help-seeking military veterans

Victoria Williamson, A Rossetto, D Murphy

BMJ Military Health | BMJ Publishing Group | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: UK Armed Forces (UK AF) veterans may be particularly vulnerable to obesity and its comorbid physical and mental health problems. This study aimed to examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI), physical health problems, mental health disorders and sociodemographic characteristics in a subsample of UK AF veterans engaged in psychological treatment. Methods: Information regarding veteran BMI, demographic characteristics, physical health conditions and mental health problems was collected via questionnaire and analysed using univariate and multivariate regression analyses. Rates of veteran obesity were also compared to the UK general population. Results: Of the 384 ..

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