Evaluation of waist-to-height ratio to predict 5 year cardiometabolic risk in sub-Saharan African adults

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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Abstract

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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)900-907
JournalNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
Volume24
Issue number8
Early online date22 Feb 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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