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Article: Is height associated with cardiovascular risk in Chinese adults?

TitleIs height associated with cardiovascular risk in Chinese adults?
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.epidem.com
Citation
Epidemiology, 2007, v. 18 n. 2, p. 274-278 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Better childhood conditions, proxied by greater height, are usually protective against ischemic heart disease in western countries. These relations are less evident in other settings. METHODS: We used multivariable logistic regression to examine the relation of height to the metabolic syndrome and its components in a rapidly developed Asian population using a representative, cross-sectional Hong Kong Chinese sample of 2860 adults from 1994 to 1996. RESULTS: Height was inversely associated with increased blood pressure (odds ratio = 0.74; 95% confidence interval = 0.58-0.94) and raised fasting plasma glucose (0.71; 0.55-0.91), but only after adjustment for central obesity. Central obesity was also positively associated with height (2.09; 1.67-2.62) for tallest compared with shortest tertile, confounding these relationships. The association between height and central obesity was much stronger in men than in women. CONCLUSION: The relation of height to cardiovascular risk may relate to a society's history and stage of socioeconomic development. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86475
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.075
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.981
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dc.contributor.authorSchooling, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorThomas, GNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJanus, EDen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:17:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:17:30Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEpidemiology, 2007, v. 18 n. 2, p. 274-278en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1044-3983en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86475-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Better childhood conditions, proxied by greater height, are usually protective against ischemic heart disease in western countries. These relations are less evident in other settings. METHODS: We used multivariable logistic regression to examine the relation of height to the metabolic syndrome and its components in a rapidly developed Asian population using a representative, cross-sectional Hong Kong Chinese sample of 2860 adults from 1994 to 1996. RESULTS: Height was inversely associated with increased blood pressure (odds ratio = 0.74; 95% confidence interval = 0.58-0.94) and raised fasting plasma glucose (0.71; 0.55-0.91), but only after adjustment for central obesity. Central obesity was also positively associated with height (2.09; 1.67-2.62) for tallest compared with shortest tertile, confounding these relationships. The association between height and central obesity was much stronger in men than in women. CONCLUSION: The relation of height to cardiovascular risk may relate to a society's history and stage of socioeconomic development. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.epidem.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEpidemiologyen_HK
dc.rightsEpidemiology. Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Groupen_HK
dc.subject.meshBlood Glucoseen_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Fat Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Heighten_HK
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseases - epidemiology - ethnology - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCholesterol, HDL - blooden_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiology - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshHypertensionen_HK
dc.subject.meshHypertriglyceridemiaen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMetabolic Syndrome X - epidemiology - ethnology - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshOdds Ratioen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisken_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.titleIs height associated with cardiovascular risk in Chinese adults?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailSchooling, CM:cms1@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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