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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Campbell AD, Baker EH
Do income inequalities in higher weight status depend on social integration?
In this study, the investigators use data from the 2003-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to examine whether the association between higher weight status and social integration varies by income. The investigators concluded that the association between income and higher weight status operates differently for women and men and is dependent, in part, on their level of social integration.
Citation: Campbell AD, Baker EH . Do income inequalities in higher weight status depend on social integration? Soc Sci Res 2019 Sep;83:102301. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2019.04.014..
Keywords: Health Status, Obesity, Obesity: Weight Management, Social Determinants of Health
Misra-Hebert AD, Hu B, Le PH
Effect of health plan financial incentive offering on employees with prediabetes.
Researchers studied the effect of employee health plan financial incentives on health outcomes for employees with prediabetes. They found that employees who participated in disease management lost more weight than those who did not. A worksite wellness program offering health plan financial incentives for participation and outcomes was associated with improvements not only in weight but also in HbA1c.
Citation: Misra-Hebert AD, Hu B, Le PH . Effect of health plan financial incentive offering on employees with prediabetes. Am J Med 2018 Mar;131(3):293-99. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.09.024.
Keywords: Healthcare Costs, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Patient Self-Management, Obesity: Weight Management, Diabetes, Health Status
Varban OA, Cassidy RB, Bonham A
Factors associated with achieving a body mass index of less than 30 after bariatric surgery.
This study identified predictors for achieving a BMI of less than 30 after bariatric surgery. Patients who had a sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, or duodenal switch were more likely to achieve a BMI of less than 30 compared with those who underwent adjustable gastric banding. Only 8.5 percent of patients with a BMI greater than 50 achieved a BMI of less than 30 after bariatric surgery.
Citation: Varban OA, Cassidy RB, Bonham A . Factors associated with achieving a body mass index of less than 30 after bariatric surgery. JAMA Surg 2017 Nov;152(11):1058-64. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2348.
Keywords: Health Status, Obesity, Outcomes, Obesity: Weight Management