ERIC Number: ED196910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Conceptualization and Measurement of Health Habits for Adults in the Health Insurance Study: Vol. II, Overweight.
Stewart, Anita L.; And Others
This report includes: (1) a description of the way overweight and obesity have been measured by various investigators, including an assessment of the reliability and validity of the available measures; (2) data on the prevalence of overweight based on a literature review, including a list of issues that may influence estimates of prevalence (e.g., type of measure used, age of population); (3) a summary of the relationships among overweight, obesity, and health, including a review of the relationship between weight reduction and future health status; (4) a description of the Rand Health Insurance Study (HIS) measures of weight and overweight, including summary statistics for the measures based on data collected at the time of enrollment into the HIS of people aged 14 to 61; (5) tests of the reliability and validity of the HIS measures; (6) a brief description of the experimental hypotheses to be tested; and (7) a discussion of the measurement of eating habits. (Author)
Descriptors: Body Weight, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Futures (of Society), Health Insurance, Hypothesis Testing, Insurance Companies, Measurement Techniques, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Fitness, Special Health Problems, Test Reliability
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90406 (Stock No. R-2374/2-HEW, $7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.