Lower BMI cut-off value to define obesity in Hong Kong Chinese: an analysis based on body fat assessment by bioelectrical impedance.

@article{Ko2001LowerBC,
  title={Lower BMI cut-off value to define obesity in Hong Kong Chinese: an analysis based on body fat assessment by bioelectrical impedance.},
  author={Gary Tin-Choi Ko and Junli Tang and James Chi-Sang Chan and Rita Y.T. Sung and Mei Miau Wu and Hendena P. S. Wai and Ronghao Chen},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={
          239-42
        }
}
There is increasing evidence suggesting that the cut-off values for defining obesity used in the Western countries cannot be readily applied to Asians, who often have smaller body frames than Caucasians. We examined the BMI and body fat (BF) as measured by bioelectrical impedance in 5153 Hong Kong Chinese subjects. We aimed to assess the optimal BMI reflecting obesity as defined by abnormal BF in Hong Kong Chinese. Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) analysis was used to assess the… CONTINUE READING

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