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Abdominal obesity in Japanese-Brazilians: which measure is best for predicting all-cause and cardiovascular mortality?

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Bevilacqua, Marselle Rodrigues [1] ; Agostinho Gimeno, Suely Godoy [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Prevent Med, BR-04134021 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Cadernos de Saúde Pública; v. 27, n. 10, p. 1986-1996, OCT 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 4

This study aimed to verify which anthropometric measure of abdominal obesity was the best predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in Japanese-Brazilians. The study followed 1,581 subjects for 14 years. Socio-demographic, lifestyle, metabolic, and anthropometric data were collected. The dependent variable was vital status (alive or dead) at the end of the study, and the independent variable was presence of abdominal obesity according to different baseline measures. The mortality rate was estimated, and Poisson regression was used to obtain mortality rate ratios with abdominal obesity, adjusted simultaneously for the other variables. The mortality rate was 10.68/thousand person-years. Male gender, age >= 60 years, and arterial hypertension were independent risk factors for mortality. The results indicate that prevalence of abdominal obesity was high among Japanese-Brazilians, and that waist/hip ratio was the measure with the greatest capacity to predict mortality (especially cardiovascular mortality) in this group. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 98/04178-7 - Diabetes mellitus and Associate Diseases in the Japanese-Brazilian community from Bauru - Fase II
Grantee:Sandra Roberta Gouvea Ferreira Vivolo
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants