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Title: Body fat distribution and the risk of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in the Omani population
Authors: Al Asfoor, D.H.
Al Lawati, J.A.
Mohammed, A.J.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: Anthropometric measures of overall and central obesity as predictors of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus [NIDDM] risk were studied. Data for 4728 Omanis were taken from the 1991 National Diabetes Survey. Diabetes mellitus was assessed using a 2-hour post glucose load. After adjusting for age, sex, family history of diabetes, physical activity and blood pressure, body mass index [BMI] was positively associated with increased risk of diabetes mellitus. Controlling for BMI and other potential confounders, waist-to-hip ratio and waist circumference were positively associated with increased risk of diabetes mellitus. Waist measurement [alone or with hip circumference] is a simple and independent tool for assessing the risk of NIDDM
Description: 14-20
Keywords: Body Composition
Body Constitution
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Surveys
Mass Screening
Predictive Value of Tests
Risk Factors
Subject: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
ISSN: 1020-3397
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