Prevalence of overweight and obesity and their association with hypertension and diabetes mellitus in an Indo-Asian population.

@article{Jafar2006PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of overweight and obesity and their association with hypertension and diabetes mellitus in an Indo-Asian population.},
  author={Tazeen Hasan Jafar and Nish Chaturvedi and Gregory Pappas},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2006},
  volume={175 9},
  pages={1071-7}
}
BACKGROUND The associations of body mass index (BMI) and chronic disease may differ between Indo-Asian and Western populations. We used Indo-Asian-specific definitions of overweight and obesity to determine the prevalence of these problems in Pakistan and studied the sensitivity and specificity of BMI cutoff values for an association with hypertension and… CONTINUE READING