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Description/Abstract

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.

Original Citation

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

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

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

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Health issues, Obesity, OEF/OIF veterans, Overweight, Trajectory modeling

Subject

Obesity; Veterans, United States; Iraq War, 2003-2011; Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001; Overweight persons

Portfolio

Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 2-10-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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