Anthropometric cutoff points for predicting chronic diseases in the Mexican National Health Survey 2000.

@article{SnchezCastillo2003AnthropometricCP,
  title={Anthropometric cutoff points for predicting chronic diseases in the Mexican National Health Survey 2000.},
  author={Claudia P S{\'a}nchez-Castillo and Oscar J Vel{\'a}zquez-Monroy and Arturo Berber and Agust{\'i}n Lara-Esqueda and Roberto Tapia-Conyer and William Philip Trehearne James},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={442-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine optimum anthropometric cutoffs for predicting the likelihood ratios of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HT) in Mexicans. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Data from a randomly selected, nationally representative health survey (2000) with 11,730 men [37.4 (+/- 12.9) years] and 26,647 women [37.3(+/- 12.9) years] were assessed for values of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) for predicting DM or HT by receiver operating characteristic curve… CONTINUE READING
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