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Poster

Weight Gain as Function of Stress Encountered During Hurricane Katrina

Poster Session XI - Board: XI- 132
Sunday, May 30, 2010, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom

Liza Zwiebach
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Melody J. Fisher
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Sarah R. Lowe
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Jean Rhodes
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Using multiple regression, the authors showed that, among a sample of Hurricane Katrina survivors, body mass index (BMI) measured one year following the storm was significantly associated with degree of stress experienced during the storm. Pre-Katrina BMI was controlled for, with stress accounting for unique variance in post-Katrina BMI.

 
Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Health

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