Journal article

Obesity paradox in associations between body mass index and diabetes-related hospitalization and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes: Retrospective cohort studies

Cheng-Chieh Lin, Chia-Ing Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Jason I Chiang, Shing-Yu Yang, Tsai-Chung Li

Diabetes & Metabolism | MASSON EDITEUR | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: Diabetes is a primary cause of hospitalization and in-hospital mortality. However, studies exploring the relationships between body mass index (BMI) and hospitalization-related and mortality-related outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes are lacking. METHODS: Our data were obtained from two independent retrospective cohort studies, namely, the Taiwan Diabetes Study (Taiwan DS), providing hospitalization outcome measures, and the Taichung Diabetes Study (Taichung DS) that can be linked with the National Death Registry dataset. BMI and hospitalization, in-hospital mortality, and all-cause and cause-specific death events were analyzed by Cox proportional hazard regression model. RESULTS..

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Grants

Awarded by Bureau of National Health Insurance


Awarded by Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan


Awarded by Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan


Awarded by China Medical University


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported primarily by the Bureau of National Health Insurance (DOH94-NH-1007), the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (NSC 101-2314-B-039 -017-MY3 & NSC 102-2314-B-039-005-MY2 & MOST 104-2314-B-039-016, MOST 105-2314-B-039-021-MY3 & MOST 105-2314-B-039-025 -MY3) and Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan (MOHW107-TDU-B-212-123004) and China Medical University (CMU107-S-04).