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  • 906737

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  • L.J. Ware
  • Kirsten Rennie
  • H. Salome Kruger
  • I.M. Kruger
  • M. Greeff
  • C.M.T. Fourie
  • H.W. Huisman
  • J.D.W. Scheepers
  • A.S. Uys
  • R. Kruger
  • J.M. Van Rooyen
  • R. Schutte
  • A.E. Schutte
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)900-907
JournalNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
Early online date22 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


Simple, low-cost central obesity measures may help identify individuals with increased cardiometabolic disease risk, although it is unclear which measures perform best in African adults. We aimed to: 1) cross-sectionally compare the accuracy of existing waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and waist circumference (WC) thresholds to identify individuals with hypertension, pre-diabetes, or dyslipidaemia; 2) identify optimal WC and WHtR thresholds to detect CVD risk in this African population; and 3) assess which measure best predicts 5-year CVD risk

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