K M Flegal

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Prevalence of obesity and trends in the distribution of body mass index among US adults, 1999-2010
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Rd, Room 4315, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 307:491-7. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Effects of trimming weight-for-height data on growth-chart percentiles
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, Hyattsville, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1051-5. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Association of all-cause mortality with overweight and obesity using standard body mass index categories: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Rd, Room 4336, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 309:71-82. 2013
  4. pmc Childhood obesity: are we all speaking the same language?
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Adv Nutr 2:159S-66S. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Characterizing extreme values of body mass index-for-age by using the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1314-20. 2009
  6. pmc High adiposity and high body mass index-for-age in US children and adolescents overall and by race-ethnic group
    Katherine M Flegal
    Centers for Disease Control Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1020-6. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Prevalence and trends in obesity among US adults, 1999-2008
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Rd, Room 4315, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 303:235-41. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Body mass index of healthy men compared with healthy women in the United States
    K M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:374-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and trends in obesity among US adults, 1999-2000
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Rd, Room 900, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 288:1723-7. 2002
  10. doi request reprint Reverse causation and illness-related weight loss in observational studies of body weight and mortality
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:1-9. 2011

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Publications67

  1. doi request reprint Prevalence of obesity and trends in the distribution of body mass index among US adults, 1999-2010
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Rd, Room 4315, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 307:491-7. 2012
    ..Between 1980 and 1999, the prevalence of adult obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥30) increased in the United States and the distribution of BMI changed. More recent data suggested a slowing or leveling off of these trends...
  2. doi request reprint Effects of trimming weight-for-height data on growth-chart percentiles
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, Hyattsville, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1051-5. 2012
    ..Before estimating smoothed percentiles of weight-for-height and BMI-for-age to construct the WHO growth charts, WHO excluded observations that were considered to represent unhealthy weights for height...
  3. doi request reprint Association of all-cause mortality with overweight and obesity using standard body mass index categories: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Rd, Room 4336, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 309:71-82. 2013
    ..Estimates of the relative mortality risks associated with normal weight, overweight, and obesity may help to inform decision making in the clinical setting...
  4. pmc Childhood obesity: are we all speaking the same language?
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Adv Nutr 2:159S-66S. 2011
    ..Despite their limitations, BMI-based definitions of overweight and obesity provide working practical definitions that are valuable for general public health surveillance and screening...
  5. doi request reprint Characterizing extreme values of body mass index-for-age by using the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1314-20. 2009
    ..The 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts included lambda-mu-sigma (LMS) parameters intended to calculate smoothed percentiles from only the 3rd to the 97th percentile...
  6. pmc High adiposity and high body mass index-for-age in US children and adolescents overall and by race-ethnic group
    Katherine M Flegal
    Centers for Disease Control Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1020-6. 2010
    ..Body mass index (BMI)-for-age has been recommended as a screening test for excess adiposity in children and adolescents...
  7. doi request reprint Prevalence and trends in obesity among US adults, 1999-2008
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Rd, Room 4315, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 303:235-41. 2010
    ..The prevalence of obesity increased in the United States between 1976-1980 and 1988-1994 and again between 1988-1994 and 1999-2000...
  8. ncbi request reprint Body mass index of healthy men compared with healthy women in the United States
    K M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:374-9. 2006
    ..To compare the distributions of body mass index (BMI) in relatively healthy nonsmoking men and women in the United States...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and trends in obesity among US adults, 1999-2000
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Rd, Room 900, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 288:1723-7. 2002
    ..The prevalence of obesity and overweight increased in the United States between 1978 and 1991. More recent reports have suggested continued increases but are based on self-reported data...
  10. doi request reprint Reverse causation and illness-related weight loss in observational studies of body weight and mortality
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:1-9. 2011
    ..Further research would be useful to elucidate the potential effects and importance of reverse causation or illness-related weight loss as a source of bias in the observed associations between weight and mortality in cohort studies...
  11. ncbi request reprint Overweight in children: definitions and interpretation
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:755-60. 2006
    ..The definitions of overweight generally used are working definitions that are valuable for general public health surveillance, screening and similar purposes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cause-specific excess deaths associated with underweight, overweight, and obesity
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 298:2028-37. 2007
    ..The association of body mass index (BMI) with cause-specific mortality has not been reported for the US population...
  13. ncbi request reprint The obesity epidemic in children and adults: current evidence and research issues
    K M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:S509-14. 1999
    ..The term "epidemic" of obesity implies that obesity is a characteristic of populations, not only of individuals. The purpose of this paper is to review evidence on obesity in populations and to identify future research issues...
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in the distribution of body mass index of adults and children in the US population
    K M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:807-18. 2000
    ..National survey data show increases in mean body mass index (BMI) and in the prevalence of overweight and obesity for adults and children in the United States, indicating a change in the distribution of BMI...
  15. ncbi request reprint Waist circumference of healthy men and women in the United States
    K M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:1134-9. 2007
    ..To describe the frequency distribution of waist circumference measurements in healthy men and women in the United States...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effects of age categorization on estimates of overweight prevalence for children
    K M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1636-41. 2000
    ..The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of methods of age grouping on estimates of overweight prevalence for children and adolescents based on reference body mass index (BMI) percentiles...
  17. ncbi request reprint Interpreting trends estimated from national survey data
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD, USA
    Prev Med 45:115-6. 2007
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight in US children: comparison of US growth charts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with other reference values for body mass index
    K M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 73:1086-93. 2001
    ..Several different sets of reference body mass index (BMI) values are available to define overweight in children...
  19. pmc Comparisons of percentage body fat, body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-stature ratio in adults
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:500-8. 2009
    ..Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and the waist-stature ratio (WSR) are considered to be possible proxies for adiposity...
  20. pmc Sources of differences in estimates of obesity-associated deaths from first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) hazard ratios
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics Centers for Disease Control Prevention, Hyattsville MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:519-27. 2010
    ..Flegal et al (JAMA 2005;293:1861-7) then published lower estimates of obesity-associated deaths for 2000. All 3 studies incorporated data from the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Aim for a healthy weight: what is the target?
    K M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    J Nutr 131:440S-450S. 2001
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  22. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in glycemic control of adults with type 2 diabetes
    M I Harris
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 22:403-8. 1999
    ..To evaluate glycemic control in a representative sample of U.S. adults with type 2 diabetes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Criteria for definition of overweight in transition: background and recommendations for the United States
    R J Kuczmarski
    Division of Health Examination Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 72:1074-81. 2000
    ..To facilitate comparisons and reporting of data, others are encouraged to consider making this transition as well...
  24. ncbi request reprint Diabetes, impaired fasting glucose, and elevated HbA1c in U.S. adolescents: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    A Fagot-Campagna
    Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 24:834-7. 2001
    ..39% (0.04-0.74). CONCLUSIONS: National data reflect the presence of type 2 diabetes in U.S. adolescents, but the survey sample size was not large enough to obtain precise prevalence estimates because of the relatively low prevalence...
  25. doi request reprint The 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts: several insights after 8 years
    Cynthia L Ogden
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD, USA
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 65:181-93; discussion 193-5. 2010
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  26. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of obesity
    Cynthia L Ogden
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, USA
    Gastroenterology 132:2087-102. 2007
    ..Many studies of dietary and behavioral treatments, however, have shown that maintenance of weight loss is difficult. The social and economic costs of obesity and of attempts to prevent or to treat obesity are high...
  27. ncbi request reprint Impact of smoking and preexisting illness on estimates of the fractions of deaths associated with underweight, overweight, and obesity in the US population
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:975-82. 2007
    ..These analyses suggest that residual confounding by smoking or preexisting illness had little effect on previous estimates of attributable fractions from nationally representative data with measured heights and weights...
  28. doi request reprint The impact of differences in methodology and population characteristics on the prevalence of hypertension in US adults in 1976-1980 and 1999-2002
    Jacqueline D Wright
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:620-6. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the impact on hypertension prevalence of measurement error and selected risk factors...
  29. ncbi request reprint Correcting bias, or biased corrections?
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:229-31. 2008
  30. doi request reprint High body mass index for age among US children and adolescents, 2003-2006
    Cynthia L Ogden
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, USA
    JAMA 299:2401-5. 2008
    ..The prevalence of overweight among US children and adolescents increased between 1980 and 2004...
  31. doi request reprint Comparison of the prevalence of shortness, underweight, and overweight among US children aged 0 to 59 months by using the CDC 2000 and the WHO 2006 growth charts
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    J Pediatr 153:622-8. 2008
    ..These comparisons are undertaken with 2 sets of cutoff values...
  32. doi request reprint Multiple imputation of missing dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry data in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Nathaniel Schenker
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD, USA
    Stat Med 30:260-76. 2011
    ..Moreover, multiple imputation usually yields larger estimated standard errors than those obtained with single imputation...
  33. doi request reprint The predicted effects of chronic obesity in middle age on medicare costs and mortality
    Liming Cai
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Eastsound, WA, USA
    Med Care 48:510-7. 2010
    ..The prevalence of adult obesity has increased in recent decades. It is important to predict the long-term effect of body weight, and changes in body weight, in middle age on longevity and Medicare costs in older ages...
  34. pmc Estimates of excess deaths associated with body mass index and other anthropometric variables
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1213-9. 2009
    ..Estimates of excess mortality associated with body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2)) have been calculated for the US population...
  35. doi request reprint Prevalence of high body mass index in US children and adolescents, 2007-2008
    Cynthia L Ogden
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 303:242-9. 2010
    ..The prevalence of high body mass index (BMI) among children and adolescents in the United States appeared to plateau between 1999 and 2006...
  36. ncbi request reprint Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2000 growth charts for the United States: improvements to the 1977 National Center for Health Statistics version
    Cynthia L Ogden
    National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Maryland National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 109:45-60. 2002
    ..To present a clinical version of the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts and to compare them with the previous version, the 1977 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) growth charts...
  37. ncbi request reprint Weight-for-stature compared with body mass index-for-age growth charts for the United States from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:761-6. 2002
    ..For younger children, either set of reference data could be used...
  38. ncbi request reprint Excess deaths associated with underweight, overweight, and obesity
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 293:1861-7. 2005
    ..As the prevalence of obesity increases in the United States, concern over the association of body weight with excess mortality has also increased...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and trends in overweight in Mexican-american adults and children
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Nutr Rev 62:S144-8. 2004
    ..The Mexican-American population in the United States, both children and adults, is showing trends in overweight and obesity over time that are similar to those seen in other segments of the U.S. population and indeed in many countries...
  40. pmc Estimating deaths attributable to obesity in the United States
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1486-9. 2004
    ..Thus, it may be difficult to estimate deaths attributable to obesity with adequate accuracy and precision. We urge efforts to improve the data and methods for estimating this statistic...
  41. ncbi request reprint Methods of calculating deaths attributable to obesity
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:331-8. 2004
    ..Estimates of deaths attributable to obesity can be biased if confounding and effect modification are not properly taken into account or if the relative risks are not estimated accurately...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight and obesity among US children, adolescents, and adults, 1999-2002
    Allison A Hedley
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 291:2847-50. 2004
    ..The prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased markedly in the last 2 decades in the United States...
  43. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic trends in overweight and obesity
    Cynthia L Ogden
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 32:741-60, vii. 2003
    ..The causes of obesity are poorly understood, and both the prevention and the treatment of obesity are difficult. In this context, the ability to track epidemiologic trends in overweight and obesity is important...
  44. ncbi request reprint Serum selenium levels in the US population: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994
    Amanda S Niskar
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Biol Trace Elem Res 91:1-10. 2003
    ..56 nmol/L. Mean serum selenium levels differed by age group, sex, race ethnicity, PIR, and geographic region. The US population has slight differences in serum selenium levels by demographic factors...
  45. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and trends in overweight among US children and adolescents, 1999-2000
    Cynthia L Ogden
    Division of Health Examination Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6525 Belcrest Rd, Room 900, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 288:1728-32. 2002
    ..The prevalence of overweight among children in the United States increased between 1976-1980 and 1988-1994, but estimates for the current decade are unknown...
  46. ncbi request reprint Distribution of HbA(1c) levels for children and young adults in the U.S.: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Jinan B Saaddine
    Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:1326-30. 2002
    ..S. and to evaluate the effects of age, sex, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, parental history of diabetes, overweight, and serum glucose on HbA(1c) levels...
  47. pmc The association of blood lead level and cancer mortality among whites in the United States
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:325-9. 2002
    ..In conclusion, individuals with blood lead levels in the range of NHANES II do not appear to have increased risk of cancer mortality...
  48. ncbi request reprint Secular trends in cardiovascular disease risk factors according to body mass index in US adults
    Edward W Gregg
    Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    JAMA 293:1868-74. 2005
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic aspects of overweight and obesity in the United States
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Rd, Room 4311, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Physiol Behav 86:599-602. 2005
    ..The effects of obesity on morbidity may be greater than its effects on mortality. The increasing prevalence of obesity poses challenges for researchers and for policy makers...
  50. pmc The effects of changes in smoking prevalence on obesity prevalence in the United States
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1510-4. 2007
    ..However, lower smoking prevalence may be associated with increased obesity prevalence. I sought to estimate the effect of decreases in smoking prevalence on obesity prevalence in the United States population...
  51. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States, 1999-2004
    Cynthia L Ogden
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    JAMA 295:1549-55. 2006
    ..The prevalence of overweight in children and adolescents and obesity in adults in the United States has increased over several decades...
  52. pmc Blood lead levels and death from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: results from the NHANES III mortality study
    Susan E Schober
    Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1538-41. 2006
    ..Blood lead levels have decreased markedly since the late 1970s. In NHANES III, conducted during 1988-1994, few adults had levels > 20 microg/dL...
  53. ncbi request reprint Impact of increased overweight on the projected prevalence of osteoporosis in older women
    A C Looker
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Room 4201, 3311 Toledo Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Osteoporos Int 18:307-13. 2007
    ..Higher body weight is associated with higher bone density, so our goal was to estimate whether the higher prevalence of overweight is likely to reduce osteoporosis among older women...
  54. pmc Childhood overweight and family income
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    MedGenMed 9:26. 2007
    ..To examine the relation of family income, expressed relative to the poverty threshold, to the prevalence of childhood overweight, and to determine whether the association differs by race/ethnicity and time period...
  55. ncbi request reprint Commentary: the epidemic of obesity--what's in a name?
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville MD, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:72-4; discussion 81-2. 2006
  56. pmc Body mass index cut offs to define thinness in children and adolescents: international survey
    Tim J Cole
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 335:194. 2007
    ..To determine cut offs to define thinness in children and adolescents, based on body mass index at age 18 years...
  57. ncbi request reprint Development of bioelectrical impedance analysis prediction equations for body composition with the use of a multicomponent model for use in epidemiologic surveys
    Shumei S Sun
    Lifespan Research Center, Department of Community Health, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH 45420, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:331-40. 2003
    ..Previous studies to develop and validate bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) equations to predict body composition were limited by small sample sizes, sex specificity, and reliance on reference methods that use a 2-component model...
  58. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in adults in the U.S. population: National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002
    Catherine C Cowie
    Diabetes Epidemiology Program, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIH, 6707 Democracy Blvd, Rm 691, MSC 5460, Bethesda, MD 20892 5460, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1263-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalences of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) in U.S. adults during 1999-2002, and compare prevalences to those in 1988-1994...
  59. ncbi request reprint Obesity and cancer
    Katherine M Flegal
    N Engl J Med 349:502-4; author reply 502-4. 2003
  60. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and obesity-related metabolic disorders in Taiwanese and US whites and blacks: implications for definitions of overweight and obesity for Asians
    Wen Harn Pan
    Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:31-9. 2004
    ..Recommendations based on scanty data have been made to lower the body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2)) cutoff for obesity in Asians...
  61. ncbi request reprint Estimating the impact of obesity
    Katherine M Flegal
    Soz Praventivmed 50:73-4. 2005
  62. ncbi request reprint Fraction of premature deaths in the Canadian population that were attributable to overweight and obesity
    Katherine M Flegal
    Can J Public Health 95:235; author reply 235. 2004
  63. pmc Using adjusted relative risks to calculate attributable fractions
    Katherine M Flegal
    Am J Public Health 96:398; author reply 398-9. 2006
  64. ncbi request reprint Weight-associated deaths in the United States
    Katherine M Flegal
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1368-70. 2007
  65. ncbi request reprint Estimation of attributable number of deaths and standard errors from simple and complex sampled cohorts
    Barry I Graubard
    Biostatistics Branch, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, Room 8024, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Stat Med 26:2639-49. 2007
    ..These methods can also be used to estimate the attributable number of cause-specific deaths and their standard errors when the time period for the accrual of deaths is short...
  66. ncbi request reprint Weight and mortality
    Katherine M Flegal
    Hypertension 47:e6; author reply e6-7. 2006