This brief is about obesity rates among OEF/OIF veterans and how race, education level, gender, and use of the VA play a role in obesity rates. For practice and policy, a fitness education program should be implemented by the VA to help lower obesity rates since obesity can cause more serious health problems. Suggestions for future research include expanding the study to involve veterans from other military eras and expanding the study to look at more risks associated with obesity.
Rosenberger, P. H., Ning, Y., Brandt, C., Allore, H., & Haskell, S. (2011). BMI trajectory groups in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Preventive Medicine, 53(3), 149–154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.07.001
Gender and Sexuality | Medicine and Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Health issues, Obesity, OEF/OIF veterans, Overweight, Trajectory modeling
Obesity; Veterans, United States; Iraq War, 2003-2011; Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001; Overweight persons
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "BMI Trajectory Groups in Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 317.
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