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Presentation Title

How Gender, BMI, and Smoking Status Impacts Lifespan

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Raul Torres, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library 203

Abstract

In 1997, the World Health Organization classified obesity as an epidemic. Within the US, approximately 2 out of 3 persons are overweight or obese. I will present my statistical analysis of data from the well-known Framingham Heart Study, focusing on outcomes among participants of various weight categories as defined by their body mass index. The aim of the analysis is to compare survival rates between those who are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. Effects on survival of gender and smoking habits will be highlighted.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-8-2014 10:40 AM

End Date

4-8-2014 12:00 PM

Panel

Panel: Topics in Biology: Ecological, Clinical and Molecular Analyses

Field of Study for Presentation

Biology, Mathematics, Other

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Apr 8th, 10:40 AM Apr 8th, 12:00 PM

How Gender, BMI, and Smoking Status Impacts Lifespan

Library 203

In 1997, the World Health Organization classified obesity as an epidemic. Within the US, approximately 2 out of 3 persons are overweight or obese. I will present my statistical analysis of data from the well-known Framingham Heart Study, focusing on outcomes among participants of various weight categories as defined by their body mass index. The aim of the analysis is to compare survival rates between those who are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. Effects on survival of gender and smoking habits will be highlighted.