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dc.contributor.authorFølling, Ingrid Sørdal
dc.contributor.authorKulseng, Bård
dc.contributor.authorHelvik, Anne-Sofie
dc.identifier.citationBMC Research Notes. 2014, 7 (115)nb_NO
dc.description.abstractBackground: Overweight, obesity and associated conditions are major public health concerns in Norway. The prevalence of overweight and obesity in the general population in Norway is increasing, but there are limited data on how the situation is in hospitals. This study aimed to find the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and explore the associations of overweight, obesity and its related medical conditions in an adult in-patient sample at specified somatic and psychiatric departments at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim. Results: A total of 497 patients participated. The mean BMI for the total sample at screening was 25.4 kg/m2. The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 45.1%. There was a higher association of overweight and obesity among patients aged 40-59 years (OR: 1.7) compared to those being younger. There was no significant difference between the somatic and the psychiatric samples. In the somatic sample overweight and obesity was associated with obesity-related conditions for both genders (OR: 2.0 and 2.1, respectively), when adjusted for age. Conclusion: The substantial prevalence of overweight and obese patients may pose a threat to future hospital services. To further address the burden of overweight and obesity in hospitals, we need more knowledge about consequences of length of stay, use of resources and overall cost.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractOverweight, obesity and related conditions: a cross-sectional study of adult inpatients at a Norwegian Hospitalnb_NO
dc.publisherBioMed Centralnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleOverweight, obesity and related conditions: a cross-sectional study of adult inpatients at a Norwegian Hospitalnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalBMC Research Notesnb_NO
dc.description.localcodeThis article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.nb_NO
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for samfunnsmedisin og sykepleie
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for klinisk og molekylær medisin
cristin.unitnameKirurgisk klinikk
cristin.unitnameKlinikk for ØNH, kjeve- og øyesykdommer

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