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BMI compared with central obesity indicators in relation to diabetes and hypertension in Asians.

undefined Decoda Study Group, R Nyamdorj, Q Qiao, TH Lam, J Tuomilehto, SY Ho, J Pitkäniemi, T Nakagami, V Mohan, ED Janus, SRG Ferreira

Obesity (Silver Spring) | Published : 2008


OBJECTIVE: To compare BMI with waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and waist-to-stature ratio (WSR) in association with diabetes or hypertension. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Cross-sectional data from 16 cohorts from the DECODA (Diabetes Epidemiology: Collaborative Analysis of Diagnostic criteria in Asia) study, comprising 9,095 men and 11,732 women, aged 35-74 years, of different ethnicities were included in this meta-analysis. RESULTS: Age-adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for diabetes in men (women) for 1 s.d. increase in BMI, WC, WHR, and WSR were 1.52 (1.59), 1.54 (1.70), 1.53 (1.50), and 1.62 (1.70), respectively; and the corresponding ORs for hypertension were 1.68 (1.55), 1.66 (1..

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