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The Relation Between Body Mass Index and Self-Rated Mental Health Among Older Adults: Do Racial/Ethnic Differences Exist?

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Keywords:

racial and ethnic differences, body mass index, BMI, mental health

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David Chiriboga, PhD

Abstract

This study examined racial and ethnic differences in the relation between body mass index (BMI) and self-rated mental health (SRMH) among community-dwelling older adults.

Citation

Kim, G., Parmelee, P., Decoster, J., Bryant, A. N., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2013). The relation between body mass index and self-rated mental health among older adults: Do racial/ethnic differences exist? American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Advance online publication.  doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2012.08.011

 

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