Body: Obese mode

Elizabeth McDonald, Robert P. Hartman, Cynthia McCollough

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Abstract

The prevalence of obesity in the United States has been increasing at an alarming rate over the past twenty years. According to the 2003 - 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), approximately 66 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese. This has a dramatic effect on health care providers, who must equip their facilities with larger beds, larger wheelchairs and procedure tables capable of supporting weights approaching 1000 lbs (450 kg).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDual Source CT Imaging
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages190-199
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783540776017
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    McDonald, E., Hartman, R. P., & McCollough, C. (2008). Body: Obese mode. In Dual Source CT Imaging (pp. 190-199). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77602-4_17