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The accuracy of self-measured waist and hip circumferences is investigated in 200 men and women 30-85 years old. Systematic bias is not found in circumferences measured by the men. Female subjects tend to underestimate waist circumference. This error is greatest in women with central fat distribution (characterized by waist:hip ratio). Misclassification of(More)
The family of an elderly man with Barrett's esophagus was examined for gastroesophageal reflux and development of Barrett's esophagus. All five living children have gastroesophageal reflux or esophagitis, or both, and three have unequivocal Barrett's esophagus. Two third-generation descendents have gastroesophageal reflux. This pattern suggests autosomal(More)
Mycotic aneurysms of the aorta caused by fungi are uncommon. We describe an unusual case of aortic aneurysm infection caused by Aspergillus terreus, which most likely spread from an adjacent pulmonary focus. Successful treatment included partial pneumonectomy, resection of the aneurysm with graft repair, and prolonged sequential administration of(More)
The relationship between non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and body fat distribution (BFD) as measured by waist/hip circumference (WHR) was investigated in a Navajo community. A sample of 136 females and 89 males, 20 years and older, was recruited using a cluster-sampling design. Fifty percent of the females and 30.3% of the males are(More)
Historic and current biomedical data were used to quantify changes in obesity and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) over a 30 year period in a Navajo community. Medical charts from an earlier study (1955-1961) provided data on 827 adults. Field-based methods yielded data from 231 adults during a health survey in 1988. The adjusted prevalence(More)
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