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Evid Based Nurs 1:126 doi:10.1136/ebn.1.4.126
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Death was associated with low and high body mass index in women and older men

Age adjusted, all cause death rates (per 1000) at 6 years follow up

Body mass index group (kg/m2)
Patient groups <20 20–24 25–29 30–34 ≥35
Men aged 20–44 y 4.7 6.8 6.6 3.4 7.2
Men aged 45–69 y 51.5 52.6 44.5 50.9 64.4
Women aged 20–44 y 4.0 2.4 2.3 2.5 11.6
Women aged 45–69 y 19.7 20.9 18.2 14.4 22.5

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