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Obesity indices and cardiovascular risk factors in Thai adults.
Int J Obes (Lond). 2006 Dec; 30(12):1782-90.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To examine the relationship of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHpR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) with cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes in Thai population.

DESIGN

A national cross-sectional survey of cardiovascular risk factors.

SUBJECTS

Five thousand and three hundred five Thai adults aged > or =35 years.

MEASUREMENTS

Body weight, height, waist and hip circumference and cardiovascular risk factors including blood pressure, total plasma cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, triglyceride and fasting plasma glucose were measured. Age- and sex-specific means and prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors were calculated and compared among anthropometric measurements.

RESULTS

There were increasing trends of severity of cardiovascular risk factors and prevalence of morbidity conditions across increasing levels of BMI, WC, WHpR and WHtR categories. For age group > or =65 years, WC, WHpR and WHtR provided more consistent association with cardiovascular risk factors than BMI. Area under the curve indicated that measurement of central obesity could predict cardiovascular risk better than BMI. The optimal cutoff points for anthropometric measurements were in line with the Asia-Pacific recommendation; however, similar cutoff point for men and women between 82 and 85 cm was observed.

CONCLUSION

Central obesity indices were slightly better associated with cardiovascular risk factors compared to BMI in Thai adults aged > or =35 years.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Community Medicine Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. rawap@mahidol.ac.thNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16619055

Citation

Aekplakorn, W, et al. "Obesity Indices and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Thai Adults." International Journal of Obesity (2005), vol. 30, no. 12, 2006, pp. 1782-90.
Aekplakorn W, Kosulwat V, Suriyawongpaisal P. Obesity indices and cardiovascular risk factors in Thai adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006;30(12):1782-90.
Aekplakorn, W., Kosulwat, V., & Suriyawongpaisal, P. (2006). Obesity indices and cardiovascular risk factors in Thai adults. International Journal of Obesity (2005), 30(12), 1782-90.
Aekplakorn W, Kosulwat V, Suriyawongpaisal P. Obesity Indices and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Thai Adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006;30(12):1782-90. PubMed PMID: 16619055.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Obesity indices and cardiovascular risk factors in Thai adults. AU - Aekplakorn,W, AU - Kosulwat,V, AU - Suriyawongpaisal,P, Y1 - 2006/04/18/ PY - 2006/4/19/pubmed PY - 2007/9/28/medline PY - 2006/4/19/entrez SP - 1782 EP - 90 JF - International journal of obesity (2005) JO - Int J Obes (Lond) VL - 30 IS - 12 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHpR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) with cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes in Thai population. DESIGN: A national cross-sectional survey of cardiovascular risk factors. SUBJECTS: Five thousand and three hundred five Thai adults aged > or =35 years. MEASUREMENTS: Body weight, height, waist and hip circumference and cardiovascular risk factors including blood pressure, total plasma cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, triglyceride and fasting plasma glucose were measured. Age- and sex-specific means and prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors were calculated and compared among anthropometric measurements. RESULTS: There were increasing trends of severity of cardiovascular risk factors and prevalence of morbidity conditions across increasing levels of BMI, WC, WHpR and WHtR categories. For age group > or =65 years, WC, WHpR and WHtR provided more consistent association with cardiovascular risk factors than BMI. Area under the curve indicated that measurement of central obesity could predict cardiovascular risk better than BMI. The optimal cutoff points for anthropometric measurements were in line with the Asia-Pacific recommendation; however, similar cutoff point for men and women between 82 and 85 cm was observed. CONCLUSION: Central obesity indices were slightly better associated with cardiovascular risk factors compared to BMI in Thai adults aged > or =35 years. SN - 0307-0565 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16619055/Obesity_indices_and_cardiovascular_risk_factors_in_Thai_adults_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803346 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -