Journal article

A comparison of adiposity measures as predictors of all-cause mortality: The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

Julie A Simpson, Robert J MacInnis, Anna Peeters, John L Hopper, Graham G Giles, Dallas R English

OBESITY | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to examine five different measures of adiposity as predictors of all-cause mortality. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Subjects were 16,969 men and 24,344 women enrolled between 1990 and 1994 in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (27 to 75 years of age). There were 2822 deaths over a median follow-up period of 11 years. BMI, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio were obtained from direct anthropometric measurements. Fat mass and percentage fat were estimated by bioelectric impedance analysis. RESULTS: Comparing the top quintile with the second quintile, for men there was an increased risk of between 20% and 30% for all-cause mortality associated with each ..

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