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Article: Waist to stature ratio is more strongly associated with cardiovascular risk factors than other simple anthropometric indices
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TitleWaist to stature ratio is more strongly associated with cardiovascular risk factors than other simple anthropometric indices
 
AuthorsHo, SY1
Lam, TH1
Janus, ED2
 
Issue Date2003
 
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/annepidem
 
CitationAnnals Of Epidemiology, 2003, v. 13 n. 10, p. 683-691 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1047-2797(03)00067-X
 
AbstractPURPOSE: To determine which is the best anthropometric index among body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist to stature ratio (WSR) in relation to cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: A representative sample of 2895 Hong Kong Chinese aged 25 to 74 years received medical examinations in 1995 and 1996. Anthropometric indices and cardiovascular risk factors in blood were measured, and partial correlation and Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) curves were used in analysis. RESULTS: Among 11 cardiovascular risk factors in partial correlation analysis, including ties WSR had the highest r in 6 in men, and 5 in women; followed by WC with 4 in men and 6 in women. In ROC analyses of 21 risk factors and health conditions, the area under curve (AUC) of WSR was the largest for most (13 of 21) factors in men and 10 in women; followed by WHR with 14 in women but only 5 in men. The optimal WSR cutoff value was 0.48 for both men and women. CONCLUSION: WSR is the best simple anthropometric index in predicting a wide range of cardiovascular risk factors and related health conditions. A simple message that one's waist circumference should not exceed half the stature is recommended for the public. © 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
 
ISSN1047-2797
2012 Impact Factor: 2.479
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.356
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1047-2797(03)00067-X
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000186467400004
 
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dc.contributor.authorHo, SY
 
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH
 
dc.contributor.authorJanus, ED
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:18:33Z
 
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dc.date.issued2003
 
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To determine which is the best anthropometric index among body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist to stature ratio (WSR) in relation to cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: A representative sample of 2895 Hong Kong Chinese aged 25 to 74 years received medical examinations in 1995 and 1996. Anthropometric indices and cardiovascular risk factors in blood were measured, and partial correlation and Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) curves were used in analysis. RESULTS: Among 11 cardiovascular risk factors in partial correlation analysis, including ties WSR had the highest r in 6 in men, and 5 in women; followed by WC with 4 in men and 6 in women. In ROC analyses of 21 risk factors and health conditions, the area under curve (AUC) of WSR was the largest for most (13 of 21) factors in men and 10 in women; followed by WHR with 14 in women but only 5 in men. The optimal WSR cutoff value was 0.48 for both men and women. CONCLUSION: WSR is the best simple anthropometric index in predicting a wide range of cardiovascular risk factors and related health conditions. A simple message that one's waist circumference should not exceed half the stature is recommended for the public. © 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
 
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dc.identifier.citationAnnals Of Epidemiology, 2003, v. 13 n. 10, p. 683-691 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1047-2797(03)00067-X
 
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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.356
 
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States
 
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dc.rightsAnnals of Epidemiology. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.
 
dc.subject.meshAdult
 
dc.subject.meshAged
 
dc.subject.meshAnthropometry
 
dc.subject.meshBody Composition
 
dc.subject.meshBody Constitution
 
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Index
 
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseases - epidemiology - etiology
 
dc.subject.meshChina - epidemiology
 
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies
 
dc.subject.meshFemale
 
dc.subject.meshHumans
 
dc.subject.meshMale
 
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
 
dc.subject.meshPredictive Value of Tests
 
dc.subject.meshPrevalence
 
dc.subject.meshROC Curve
 
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors
 
dc.titleWaist to stature ratio is more strongly associated with cardiovascular risk factors than other simple anthropometric indices
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Wimmera Base Hospital