Waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and body mass index and their correlation with cardiovascular disease risk factors in Australian adults

Marita Dalton, Adrian J Cameron, Paul Z Zimmet, Jonathan Edward Shaw, Damien John Jolley, David W Dunstan, Timothy A Welborn

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To compare body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and waist-hip ratio (WHR) as indices of obesity and assess the respective associations with type 2 diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidaemia. DESIGN AND SETTING: A national sample of 11 247 Australians aged > or =25 years was examined in 2000 in a cross-sectional survey.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555 - 563
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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