The association between obesity, aboriginal or indigenous people, indian or alaskan natives living in North America and residence in remote locations and severe outcomes with seasonal and pandemic influenza: a review of the clinical evidence

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Record ID 32011001026
Authors' recommendations: One non-randomized study found a positive association between obesity (BMI . 35 kg/m2) and respiratory hospitalizations for seasonal influenza. The evidence on the association between the risk factors (obesity, Aboriginal or Indigenous People, Indian or Alaskan Natives living in North America, residence in remote locations) and pandemic influenza is conflicting, so a firm conclusion cannot be made.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Indians, North American
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • Risk Factors
  • Rural Population
  • Alaska
  • North America
  • Obesity
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