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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(3), 257; doi:10.3390/ijerph13030257

Change in Body Mass Index and Its Impact on Incidence of Hypertension in 18–65-Year-Old Chinese Adults

National Institute for Nutrition and Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100050, China
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Received: 10 December 2015 / Revised: 31 January 2016 / Accepted: 3 February 2016 / Published: 25 February 2016
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Aims: This study assessed change in body mass index (BMI) and its impact on the incidence of hypertension in 18- to 65-year-old Chinese adults. Methods: Two waves of data were collected in 2006 and 2011 by the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) with samples drawn from nine provinces in China. The logistic regression model was used to examine the association between change in BMI and the incidence of hypertension, and odds ratio (OR) and 95% confident interval (95% CI) were calculated. Results: The risk of incident hypertension increased as the quartile of the BMI difference value (D-value) increased in men (OR and 95% CI for the highest quartile vs. the lowest quartile: 2.303, 1.560–3.401, respectively, p for trend < 0.001) and women (OR and 95% CI for the highest quartile vs. the lowest quartile: 1.745, 1.199–2.540, respectively, p for trend = 0.004). Compared with non-overweight subjects in 2011, the ORs of incident hypertension were all significantly higher for overweight subjects, regardless of their overweight status at baseline (p < 0.05). Conclusions: In conclusion, the results from this study provide unequivocal evidence that prevention of weight gain is likely to have a great impact on the incidence of hypertension in Chinese adults. View Full-Text
Keywords: body mass index; change; hypertension incidence; Chinese adults; overweight body mass index; change; hypertension incidence; Chinese adults; overweight
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Ren, Q.; Su, C.; Wang, H.; Wang, Z.; Du, W.; Zhang, B. Change in Body Mass Index and Its Impact on Incidence of Hypertension in 18–65-Year-Old Chinese Adults. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 257.

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