Journal article

Prevalence and correlates of normal body mass index central obesity among people with cardiovascular diseases in Australia

TN Haregu, S Nanayakkara, M Carrington, D Kaye

Public Health | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: Obesity is one of the most common risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases in Australia and worldwide. Recent studies show that people with normal body mass index (BMI) but with central obesity are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality from cardiometabolic diseases. This risk has not been explained well. The aim of this study was to examine the magnitude, correlates and effects of normal BMI central obesity in the Australian adult population. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal study with data linkage. METHODS: We used the Baker Biobank, which contains sociodemographic, behavioural, clinical and mortality data. Data were collected between 2000 and 2011 from 6530 adults who were bet..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Data collection and specimen processing of the Biobank study was previously funded by NHMRC Program grant.