Abdominal adiposity in six populations of West African descent: prevalence and population attributable fraction of hypertension.

@article{Okosun1999AbdominalAI,
  title={Abdominal adiposity in six populations of West African descent: prevalence and population attributable fraction of hypertension.},
  author={Ike Solomon Okosun and Terrence E. Forrester and Charles N Rotimi and Babatunde Osotimehin and Walinjom F. T. Muna and Richard S. Cooper},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={1999},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={453-62}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this investigation was to examine the prevalence of abdominal adiposity and its association with the prevalence of hypertension among African descent populations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Barbados, and the United States (US). RESEARCH METHOD The data for this investigation were obtained from the International Collaborative Study on Hypertension in Blacks. Hypertension was defined as mean diastolic blood pressure > or =90 mmHg, systolic blood… CONTINUE READING

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