Waist circumference, body mass index, and risk for stroke in older people: a 15 year longitudinal population study of 70- year-olds.

@article{Dey2002WaistCB,
  title={Waist circumference, body mass index, and risk for stroke in older people: a 15 year longitudinal population study of 70- year-olds.},
  author={Debashish Kumar Dey and Elisabet Rothenberg and Valter Sundh and Ingvar Bosaeus and Bertil Steen},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 9},
  pages={1510-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate waist circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI) at age 70 as risk factors for stroke. DESIGN Cohort study of 70-year-olds with 15-year follow-up. SETTING Geriatric Medicine Department, Göteborg University, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS Two thousand two hundred eighty-seven (1,045 men; 1,242 women) 70-year-olds examined between 1971 and 1981 in Göteborg, Sweden. MEASUREMENTS Cox regression model was used to calculate relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI… CONTINUE READING
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