Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 22nd, 2006
In a recent report, researchers in Australia conducted a study "to use health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) data from the Australian 1995 National Health Survey to estimate the impact of obesity (as measured by body mass index or BMI) on utility and quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE)."
M.A. Kortt and P.M. Clarke at the Department of Veterans' Affairs explained, "SF-36 responses from 12,661 individuals in the general population were transformed into utility values using the SF-6D algorithm developed by Brazier and colleagues."
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