Journal article

Are changes in depressive symptoms, general health and residential area socio-economic status associated with trajectories of waist circumference and body mass index?

Theo Niyonsenga, Suzanne J Carroll, Neil T Coffee, Anne W Taylor, Mark Daniel

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study sought to assess whether changes in depressive symptoms, general health, and area-level socio-economic status (SES) were associated to changes over time in waist circumference and body mass index (BMI). METHODS: A total of 2871 adults (18 years or older), living in Adelaide (South Australia), were observed across three waves of data collection spanning ten years, with clinical measures of waist circumference, height and weight. Participants completed the Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) and Short Form 36 health questionnaires (SF-36 general health domain). An area-level SES measure, relative location factor, was derived from hedonic regression models ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by grants from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council awarded to co-author Professor Mark Daniel (grants #631917 and #570150). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council had no further role in the study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.