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Deriving an optimal threshold of waist circumference for detecting cardiometabolic risk in sub-Saharan Africa

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Waist circumference (WC) thresholds derived from western populations continue to be used in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) despite increasing evidence of ethnic variation in the association between adiposity and cardiometabolic disease and availability of data from African populations. We aimed to derive a SSA-specific optimal WC cut-point for identifying individuals at increased cardiometabolic risk.We used individual level cross-sectional data on 24 181 participants aged ⩾15 years from 17 studies...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/ijo.2017.240

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5978-483X
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Obesity Journal website
Volume:
42
Pages:
487-494
Publication date:
2017-10-03
Acceptance date:
2017-09-04
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EISSN:
1476-5497
ISSN:
0307-0565
Pubs id:
pubs:742389
URN:
uri:f5209496-4bb3-4cc9-b366-8b910863e6f0
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uuid:f5209496-4bb3-4cc9-b366-8b910863e6f0
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pubs:742389
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