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Body mass index, waist to hip ratio and waist/height in adult Polish women in relation to their education, place of residence, smoking and alcohol consumption.
Homo 2008; 59(4):329-42HOMO

Abstract

Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disorder that develops from genotype and environmental interactions. The aim of this study is to describe the variability of body mass index (BMI), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist to height (W/Ht) in adult Polish women, and to determine relationships between these variables and factors such as education, place of residence, smoking and alcohol drinking. The tested group consisted of 10,254 women aged 25-95 years, who voluntarily filled in questionnaires and participated in anthropometric measurements (body height and mass, waist and hip circumferences). The BMI, WHR and W/Ht values were calculated based on these measurements. The participants were differentiated in terms of education, residence and lifestyle (smoking, alcohol drinking). Chi-squared test, product-moment correlations, ANOVA, multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) and logistic regression with backward elimination were used to evaluate associations between social and lifestyle factors and BMI, WHR and W/Ht. The results confirm (1) the relationship between low social status and the risk of overweight and obesity as observed in developed countries; (2) higher susceptibility to environmental factors such as education, place of residence, smoking and alcohol drinking in younger (premenopausal) women; (3) the usefulness of simple and practical anthropometric indicators such as WHR and W/Ht for the identification of the higher risk of future metabolic diseases in obese people and those with a normal body mass.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Human Biological Development, Institute of Anthropology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland. maskrz@amu.edu.plNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18675976

Citation

Skrzypczak, M, et al. "Body Mass Index, Waist to Hip Ratio and Waist/height in Adult Polish Women in Relation to Their Education, Place of Residence, Smoking and Alcohol Consumption." Homo : Internationale Zeitschrift Fur Die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen, vol. 59, no. 4, 2008, pp. 329-42.
Skrzypczak M, Szwed A, Pawlińska-Chmara R, et al. Body mass index, waist to hip ratio and waist/height in adult Polish women in relation to their education, place of residence, smoking and alcohol consumption. Homo. 2008;59(4):329-42.
Skrzypczak, M., Szwed, A., Pawlińska-Chmara, R., & Skrzypulec, V. (2008). Body mass index, waist to hip ratio and waist/height in adult Polish women in relation to their education, place of residence, smoking and alcohol consumption. Homo : Internationale Zeitschrift Fur Die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen, 59(4), pp. 329-42. doi:10.1016/j.jchb.2008.06.003.
Skrzypczak M, et al. Body Mass Index, Waist to Hip Ratio and Waist/height in Adult Polish Women in Relation to Their Education, Place of Residence, Smoking and Alcohol Consumption. Homo. 2008;59(4):329-42. PubMed PMID: 18675976.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Body mass index, waist to hip ratio and waist/height in adult Polish women in relation to their education, place of residence, smoking and alcohol consumption. AU - Skrzypczak,M, AU - Szwed,A, AU - Pawlińska-Chmara,R, AU - Skrzypulec,V, Y1 - 2008/08/03/ PY - 2007/05/27/received PY - 2008/03/17/accepted PY - 2008/8/5/pubmed PY - 2008/11/19/medline PY - 2008/8/5/entrez SP - 329 EP - 42 JF - Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen JO - Homo VL - 59 IS - 4 N2 - Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disorder that develops from genotype and environmental interactions. The aim of this study is to describe the variability of body mass index (BMI), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist to height (W/Ht) in adult Polish women, and to determine relationships between these variables and factors such as education, place of residence, smoking and alcohol drinking. The tested group consisted of 10,254 women aged 25-95 years, who voluntarily filled in questionnaires and participated in anthropometric measurements (body height and mass, waist and hip circumferences). The BMI, WHR and W/Ht values were calculated based on these measurements. The participants were differentiated in terms of education, residence and lifestyle (smoking, alcohol drinking). Chi-squared test, product-moment correlations, ANOVA, multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) and logistic regression with backward elimination were used to evaluate associations between social and lifestyle factors and BMI, WHR and W/Ht. The results confirm (1) the relationship between low social status and the risk of overweight and obesity as observed in developed countries; (2) higher susceptibility to environmental factors such as education, place of residence, smoking and alcohol drinking in younger (premenopausal) women; (3) the usefulness of simple and practical anthropometric indicators such as WHR and W/Ht for the identification of the higher risk of future metabolic diseases in obese people and those with a normal body mass. SN - 0018-442X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18675976/Body_mass_index_waist_to_hip_ratio_and_waist/height_in_adult_Polish_women_in_relation_to_their_education_place_of_residence_smoking_and_alcohol_consumption_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0018-442X(08)00037-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -