Thigh Circumference; an Index for Accessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in the Igbos of Nigeria

  • Anyanwu G Emeka, Ekezie Jervase, Danborno Barnabas, Ugochukwu A. I. FRCS, Enugu. Enugu
  • Published 2011

Abstract

The need for a simple, cheap, readily available and time-saving screening measure that could be used to identify overweight and obesity in developing countries cannot be overemphasized. This study examined the relationship of thigh circumference with other anthropometric and blood pressure indices and cardiovascular disease risk in the Ibos of Nigeria… (More)

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