Survey of abdominal obesities in an adult urban population of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

@inproceedings{Onkin2007SurveyOA,
  title={Survey of abdominal obesities in an adult urban population of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo},
  author={JB Kasiam Lasi On’kin and Benjamin Longo-Mbenza and Augustin Nge Okwe and Nelly Kangola Kabangu},
  booktitle={Cardiovascular journal of Africa},
  year={2007}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of overweight/obesity, which is an important cardiovascular risk factor, is rapidly increasing worldwide. Abdominal obesity, a fundamental component of the metabolic syndrome, is not defined by appropriate cutoff points for sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVE To provide baseline and reference data on the anthropometry/body composition and the prevalence rates of obesity types and levels in the adult urban population of Kinshasa, DRC, Central Africa. METHODS During this… CONTINUE READING
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