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A longitudinal study of the changes in BMI, waist circumference, waist-to-height-ratio and desired BMI of the participants in the 4th, 5th and 6th survey of the Tromsø Study.
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-04-29)
Background: prevalence of obesity and overweight continues to increase in Norway, and more in young than old. This thesis has sought to describe the changes in BMI, with supplementary analyses of WC and WHtR, over a 13-year period. Furthermore, desired BMI (DBMI) has been analysed to assess whether the discrepancy between weight and desired weight is dependent on BMI categories of normal weight, ...