Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Correlation of waist-hip-ratio and waist-height-ratio to cardiovascular risks factors in a Nigerian population.
Nig Q J Hosp Med. 2011 Jan-Mar; 21(1):16-24.NQ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Waist circumference; (WC) waist-to- hip -ratio; (WHR), Waist-to-Height ratio (WHtR), could predict cardiovascular disease risk factors.

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the correlation between central obesity measured by waist circumference (WC), waist hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) with cardiovascular risk factors. (serum lipids, fasting blood sugar (FBS) and blood pressure).

METHODS

A total of 104 adults, aged 21-70 years, mean age 39.5 +/- 12.5 participated in the study. Height, Waist and hip circumference, blood pressure, serum lipids and fasting blood sugar were determined.

RESULTS

Abdominal obesity as measured by WC, WHR, WHtR, are significantly higher in females. WC, triacylglycerol and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) increased with age for both gender. LDL-C was not elevated; high HDL-C values were observed in 72% of the population. Fasting blood sugar levels were normal for all subjects. WC, WHR and WHtR were positively correlated with increased serum lipid sub fractions, systolic and diastolic blood pressure for both gender.

CONCLUSION

The study revealed that central obesity as measured by waist circumference, Waist -to-hip ratio and waist-to height ratio is a good predictor of cardiovascular risk factors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medical Biochemistry, School of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Benin, College of Medicine, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. hettyoboh2002@yahoo.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21913536

Citation

Oboh, Henrietta A., and Adebowale A. Adedeji. "Correlation of Waist-hip-ratio and Waist-height-ratio to Cardiovascular Risks Factors in a Nigerian Population." Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine, vol. 21, no. 1, 2011, pp. 16-24.
Oboh HA, Adedeji AA. Correlation of waist-hip-ratio and waist-height-ratio to cardiovascular risks factors in a Nigerian population. Nig Q J Hosp Med. 2011;21(1):16-24.
Oboh, H. A., & Adedeji, A. A. (2011). Correlation of waist-hip-ratio and waist-height-ratio to cardiovascular risks factors in a Nigerian population. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine, 21(1), 16-24.
Oboh HA, Adedeji AA. Correlation of Waist-hip-ratio and Waist-height-ratio to Cardiovascular Risks Factors in a Nigerian Population. Nig Q J Hosp Med. 2011 Jan-Mar;21(1):16-24. PubMed PMID: 21913536.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Correlation of waist-hip-ratio and waist-height-ratio to cardiovascular risks factors in a Nigerian population. AU - Oboh,Henrietta A, AU - Adedeji,Adebowale A, PY - 2011/9/15/entrez PY - 2011/9/15/pubmed PY - 2011/10/1/medline SP - 16 EP - 24 JF - Nigerian quarterly journal of hospital medicine JO - Nig Q J Hosp Med VL - 21 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Waist circumference; (WC) waist-to- hip -ratio; (WHR), Waist-to-Height ratio (WHtR), could predict cardiovascular disease risk factors. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between central obesity measured by waist circumference (WC), waist hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) with cardiovascular risk factors. (serum lipids, fasting blood sugar (FBS) and blood pressure). METHODS: A total of 104 adults, aged 21-70 years, mean age 39.5 +/- 12.5 participated in the study. Height, Waist and hip circumference, blood pressure, serum lipids and fasting blood sugar were determined. RESULTS: Abdominal obesity as measured by WC, WHR, WHtR, are significantly higher in females. WC, triacylglycerol and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) increased with age for both gender. LDL-C was not elevated; high HDL-C values were observed in 72% of the population. Fasting blood sugar levels were normal for all subjects. WC, WHR and WHtR were positively correlated with increased serum lipid sub fractions, systolic and diastolic blood pressure for both gender. CONCLUSION: The study revealed that central obesity as measured by waist circumference, Waist -to-hip ratio and waist-to height ratio is a good predictor of cardiovascular risk factors. SN - 0189-2657 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21913536/Correlation_of_waist_hip_ratio_and_waist_height_ratio_to_cardiovascular_risks_factors_in_a_Nigerian_population_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -