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Conference Paper: Prevalence of obesity in the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Survey-2 (CRISPS2)

TitlePrevalence of obesity in the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Survey-2 (CRISPS2)
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org
Citation
The 8th Medical Research Conference of Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25 – 26 January 2003. In Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2003, v. 9 n. S1, p. 23 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction: In 1995-6, 2881 randomly chosen Hong Kong men and women were studied in the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Survey. In CRISPS2, those subjects are randomly recalled to assess the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. Here, we report the interim findings on obesity. Method: 813 subjects (393 men, 420 women; age 51±12 yrs) were studied. The medical history was obtained and the subjects were examined with special attention to blood pressure and indices of obesity. Body mass index (BMI) was derived from the weight (kg) divided by height squared (m2 ). Each subject had an oral glucose tolerance test. Lipid measurements were performed on fasting blood samples. Results: 4.6% of men and 4.5% of women were obese (BMI ≥30). 41% men and 30% women were overweight (BMI≥25). Compared to six years ago, there were no significant changes in body weight and BMI, but the waist circumference increased from 81.8±1.1 to 84.3±1.2 cm (p<0.001). In men, BMI was related to triglycerides (r=0.37, p<0.001), HDL-cholesterol (r=-0.42, p<0.001), diastolic blood pressure (r=0.31, p<0.001), fasting glucose (r=0.27, p<0.001) and fibrinogen (r=0.11, p=0.04). In women, the BMI also correlated with triglycerides (r=0.35, p<0.001), HDL-cholesterol (r=-0.38, p<0.001), diastolic blood pressure (r=0.34, p<0.001), fasting glucose (r=0.26, p<0.001) and fibrinogen (r=0.16, p=0.002). 126 (16%) and 214 (26%) subjects had diabetes and hypertension respectively. In the overweight or obese, the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension is increased to 28% and 40% in men and 25% and 41% in women respectively. BMI≥25 is associated with diabetes (OR 3.5 [2.3-5.1]) and hypertension (OR 3.0 [2.2-4.2]). Conclusions: The prevalence of obesity in the general population is low compared to western countries, but overweight is common. Overweight is associated with cardiovascular risk factors, so appropriate weight control in the general population seems warranted.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/98391
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, BMYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMan, YBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, LFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChau, FYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLaw, CYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, KSLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWat, NMSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTam, SCFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, CHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKumana, CRen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, CPen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T17:46:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T17:46:16Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 8th Medical Research Conference of Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25 – 26 January 2003. In Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2003, v. 9 n. S1, p. 23en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/98391-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: In 1995-6, 2881 randomly chosen Hong Kong men and women were studied in the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Survey. In CRISPS2, those subjects are randomly recalled to assess the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. Here, we report the interim findings on obesity. Method: 813 subjects (393 men, 420 women; age 51±12 yrs) were studied. The medical history was obtained and the subjects were examined with special attention to blood pressure and indices of obesity. Body mass index (BMI) was derived from the weight (kg) divided by height squared (m2 ). Each subject had an oral glucose tolerance test. Lipid measurements were performed on fasting blood samples. Results: 4.6% of men and 4.5% of women were obese (BMI ≥30). 41% men and 30% women were overweight (BMI≥25). Compared to six years ago, there were no significant changes in body weight and BMI, but the waist circumference increased from 81.8±1.1 to 84.3±1.2 cm (p<0.001). In men, BMI was related to triglycerides (r=0.37, p<0.001), HDL-cholesterol (r=-0.42, p<0.001), diastolic blood pressure (r=0.31, p<0.001), fasting glucose (r=0.27, p<0.001) and fibrinogen (r=0.11, p=0.04). In women, the BMI also correlated with triglycerides (r=0.35, p<0.001), HDL-cholesterol (r=-0.38, p<0.001), diastolic blood pressure (r=0.34, p<0.001), fasting glucose (r=0.26, p<0.001) and fibrinogen (r=0.16, p=0.002). 126 (16%) and 214 (26%) subjects had diabetes and hypertension respectively. In the overweight or obese, the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension is increased to 28% and 40% in men and 25% and 41% in women respectively. BMI≥25 is associated with diabetes (OR 3.5 [2.3-5.1]) and hypertension (OR 3.0 [2.2-4.2]). Conclusions: The prevalence of obesity in the general population is low compared to western countries, but overweight is common. Overweight is associated with cardiovascular risk factors, so appropriate weight control in the general population seems warranted.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_HK
dc.titlePrevalence of obesity in the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Survey-2 (CRISPS2)en_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, BMY: mycheung@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLo, LF: jolf5@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, KSL: ksllam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWat, NMS: nmswat@HKUCC.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailKumana, CR: hrmekcr@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLau, CP: cplau@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLam, KSL=rp00343en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLam, TH=rp00326en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros86584en_HK
dc.identifier.volume9en_HK

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