Journal article

Abdominal obesity and physical inactivity as risk factors for NIDDM and impaired glucose tolerance in Indian, Creole, and Chinese Mauritians.

GK Dowse, PZ Zimmet, H Gareeboo, K George, MM Alberti, J Tuomilehto, CF Finch, P Chitson, H Tulsidas

Diabetes Care | Published : 1991


OBJECTIVE: We wanted to determine whether obesity, abdominal fat distribution, and physical inactivity act similarly and independently as risk factors for noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in Hindu and Muslim Asian Indians, African-origin Creoles, and Chinese Mauritians. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We examined a population-based random cluster sample of 5080 adult subjects from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. Glucose tolerance was assessed with a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test and World Health Organization criteria. RESULTS: Univariate data and multiple logistic regression models indicated that age, family history of diabetes, body m..

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