Worsening trend of central obesity despite stable or declining body mass index in Hong Kong Chinese between 1996 and 2005

@article{Ko2010WorseningTO,
  title={Worsening trend of central obesity despite stable or declining body mass index in Hong Kong Chinese between 1996 and 2005},
  author={Gary T.C. Ko and Joyce S F Tang and Juliana Chung Ngor Chan},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={64},
  pages={549-552}
}
We analyzed the obesity trends in Hong Kong using data from a health assessment program. We recruited 84 357 subjects (27 452 men and 56 905 women; age: mean±s.d. 49.0±14.7 years, range 20–98 years) in three phases: (1) April 1996 to August 1997 (n=17 119); (2) February 2001 to December 2002 (n=16 978); and (3) January 2004 to December 2005 (n=50 260). Waist circumferences were available only in phases 2 and 3. Central obesity was defined as waist ⩾90 cm in men and ⩾80 cm in women. Overweight… CONTINUE READING

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