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dc.contributor.authorGordon, Susannah Lee
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:12:29Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:12:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.othergordon_susannah_l_201308_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/gordon_susannah_l_201308_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29050
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between obesity and non-dietary variables in older adults. Participants were recruited from Congregate Meal Programs in the northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging [AAA, n = 95, mean (SD) age = 75 (7.4) y, 78.9% female, 54.7% white, 45.3% black, 42.1% obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2), mean WC in women = 37.1 (5.5) inches and in men = 40.4 (4.7) inches]. Data were collected using a questionnaire from the Geisinger Rural Aging Study (Dr. Gordon Jensen, personal communication, 2011). Five obesity classifications were created according to BMI, WC, (NHLBI, 2000) and WC thresholds (within BMI categories) associated with health risk (overweight, obese I, and obese II, Ardern et al 2004). Associations were seen between measures of obesity and non-dietary variables, which suggests a possible point of intervention for obesity in Congregate Meal Program participants in northeast Georgia.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectOlder adult
dc.subjectCongregate Meal Program
dc.subjectOAANP
dc.subjectnon-dietary
dc.subjectobesity
dc.subjectBMI
dc.subjectwaist circumference
dc.titleNon-dietary predictors and consequences of obesity in older adults in Congregate Meal Programs
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.majorFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.advisorMary Ann Johnson
dc.description.committeeMary Ann Johnson
dc.description.committeeJung Sun Lee
dc.description.committeeJoan Fischer


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