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Article: Association between simple anthropometric indices and cardiovascular risk factors

TitleAssociation between simple anthropometric indices and cardiovascular risk factors
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Issue Date2001
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/ijo/
Citation
International Journal Of Obesity, 2001, v. 25 n. 11, p. 1689-1697 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To identify which of the three simple anthropometric indices, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist circumference (WC), best predicts cardiovascular risk factors, and to determine if the association between the anthropometric indices and cardiovascular risk factors varies with gender. DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional population-based survey was carried out during 1995-1996. One thousand and ten Chinese people (500 men and 510 women) aged 25-74y were recruited as subjects for the study. Metabolic profiles and anthropometric indices were measured. RESULTS: Partial correlation and co-variance analyses showed that WC exhibited the highest degree of association with almost all of the studied metabolic profiles for both men and women. We observed significant gender differences in the association between central or general obesity with cardiovascular risk factors. BMI had an independent and significant association with metabolic risks in men, but not in women, whereas WHR was more strongly correlated with metabolic risks for women than for men. Logistic regression analysis further confirmed the magnitude of the association between the obesity indices and metabolic risks. Among the studied metabolic variables, serum insulin showed the highest degree of association with the obesity indices, followed by plasma glucose, triglyceride, HDL and blood pressure. Total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol had a small but significant correlation with obesity. No threshold values in the relation between either the anthropometric indices and metabolic values, or with hypertension, diabetes and dislipidemia were observed. CONCLUSION: The association of central or general obesity and metabolic syndrome varied with gender. In addition, the useful anthropometric predictors for cardiovascular risk factors were BMI and WC for men, and WC and WHR for women.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86803
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2015 Impact Factor: 5.337
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.752
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dc.contributor.authorHo, SCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, YMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, JLFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, SSFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJanus, EDen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:21:31Z-
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dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Obesity, 2001, v. 25 n. 11, p. 1689-1697en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0307-0565en_HK
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dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To identify which of the three simple anthropometric indices, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist circumference (WC), best predicts cardiovascular risk factors, and to determine if the association between the anthropometric indices and cardiovascular risk factors varies with gender. DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional population-based survey was carried out during 1995-1996. One thousand and ten Chinese people (500 men and 510 women) aged 25-74y were recruited as subjects for the study. Metabolic profiles and anthropometric indices were measured. RESULTS: Partial correlation and co-variance analyses showed that WC exhibited the highest degree of association with almost all of the studied metabolic profiles for both men and women. We observed significant gender differences in the association between central or general obesity with cardiovascular risk factors. BMI had an independent and significant association with metabolic risks in men, but not in women, whereas WHR was more strongly correlated with metabolic risks for women than for men. Logistic regression analysis further confirmed the magnitude of the association between the obesity indices and metabolic risks. Among the studied metabolic variables, serum insulin showed the highest degree of association with the obesity indices, followed by plasma glucose, triglyceride, HDL and blood pressure. Total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol had a small but significant correlation with obesity. No threshold values in the relation between either the anthropometric indices and metabolic values, or with hypertension, diabetes and dislipidemia were observed. CONCLUSION: The association of central or general obesity and metabolic syndrome varied with gender. In addition, the useful anthropometric predictors for cardiovascular risk factors were BMI and WC for men, and WC and WHR for women.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/ijo/en_HK
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dc.subject.meshAbdomenen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAnthropometryen_HK
dc.subject.meshBlood Glucose - metabolismen_HK
dc.subject.meshBlood Pressureen_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Constitutionen_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Indexen_HK
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCholesterol, HDL - blooden_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInsulin - blooden_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPredictive Value of Testsen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshTriglycerides - blooden_HK
dc.titleAssociation between simple anthropometric indices and cardiovascular risk factorsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.ijo.0801784en_HK
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