Journal article

Magnitude and predictors of normal-weight central obesity? the AWI-Gen study findings

Shukri F Mohamed, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Stella Kagwiria Muthuri, Catherine Kyobutungi

Global Health Action | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Normal-weight central obesity is associated with higher mortality than general obesity as defined by body mass index, particularly in the absence of central fat distribution.Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the magnitude and predictors of normal-weight central obesity in an urban informal settlement setting in Kenya.Methods: We used data from the AWI-Gen study, a cross-sectional survey targeting randomly selected consenting adults between the ages of 40-60 in two urban informal settlements of Nairobi between 2014 and 2016. Central obesity was determined using waist circumference, waist to hip ratio, visceral fat thickness, and subcutaneous fat thickness. General ob..

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Awarded by Office of the Director (OD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the USA as part of the H3Africa Consortium


Awarded by NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

The AWI-Gen Collaborative Centre is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) and Office of the Director (OD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the USA under award number U54HG006938, as part of the H3Africa Consortium. This paper describes the views of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. The funding body had no role in the design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript.