Weight Gain as Function of Stress Encountered During Hurricane Katrina
Poster Session XI - Board: XI-
Sunday, May 30, 2010, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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