Distribution of anthropometric variables and the prevalence of obesity in populations of west African origin: the International Collaborative Study on Hypertension in Blacks (ICSHIB).

@article{Rotimi1995DistributionOA,
  title={Distribution of anthropometric variables and the prevalence of obesity in populations of west African origin: the International Collaborative Study on Hypertension in Blacks (ICSHIB).},
  author={Charles N Rotimi and R S Cooper and Şebnem Ataman and Babatunde Osotimehin and Solomon Kadiri and W Muna and Samuel Kingue and Henry Fraser and DL McGee},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={1995},
  volume={3 Suppl 2},
  pages={95s-105s}
}
A survey of the prevalence of hypertension and associated risk factors including obesity was carried out among persons of West African heritage currently living in societies at different stages of social, economic and technological development. We present here the distribution of several anthropometric variables and the prevalence of obesity in these populations. Using a standard protocol with centralized training of field staff, 7,439 men and women aged 24 to 75 from six multinational sites… CONTINUE READING

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