“A Body Shape Index” in Middle-Age and Older Indonesian Population: Scaling Exponents and Association with Incident Hypertension

@inproceedings{Cheung2014ABS,
  title={“A Body Shape Index” in Middle-Age and Older Indonesian Population: Scaling Exponents and Association with Incident Hypertension},
  author={Yin Bun Cheung},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND "A Body Shape Index" (ABSI) is a recently proposed index that standardizes waist circumference for body mass index (BMI) and height. This study aims to: (a) examine if the ABSI scaling exponents for standardizing waist circumference for BMI and height are valid in middle-aged and older Indonesian population, and (b) compare the association between incident hypertension and ABSI and other anthropometric measures. METHODS AND FINDINGS The Indonesian Family Life Survey Wave 3 measured… CONTINUE READING
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