The 1999 to 2003 BRFSS (n=1,069,596) were the most recent data to include questions on MI, angina or CHD, trying to lose weight, and ideal body weight. The sample included all females who responded yes to either of the following questions: has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had any of the following: âa heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction,â or âangina or coronary heart disease.â Response categories included: yes, no, donât know/not sure, and refused. Those who responded no, donât know/not sure, or refused to both the MI (n=359,823) and the angina/CHD (n=360,216) questions were excluded from analyses. Respondents were also excluded if they were <30 years (n=80,439), >80 years (n=19,887), were pregnant (n=9,051), or reported an underweight BMI (n=168). The remaining respondents were excluded from analysis if they were missing data or reported donât know/not sure or refused on: BMI (n=32,749); race (n=3,269); trying to lose weight (n=238,821); and ideal BMI (n=255,149); or any covariates of interest. The final sample size was 3,176 with complete data on the outcome and all covariates of interest. Melissa D Zullo, Factors Associated with Trying to Lose Weight in Women with Coronary Heart Disease: Do Factors Differ by Race/Ethnicity?
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