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  1. Body mass index, waist circumference, waist-hip ratio, and glucose intolerance in Chinese and Europid adults in Newcastle, UK.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To compare the prevalence of glucose intolerance (impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes), and Its relationship to body mass index (BMI) and waist-hip ratio in Chinese and Europid adults.

    Design

    This was a cross sectional study.

    Setting

    Newcastle upon Tyne.

    Subjects

    These comprised Chinese and Europid men and women, aged 25-64 years, and resident in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

    Main outcome measures

    Two hour post load plasma glucose concentration, BMI, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio.

    Methods

    Population based samples of Chinese and European adults were recruited.

    Each subject had a standard WHO oral glucose tolerance test.

    Results

    Complete data were available for 375 Chinese and 610 Europid subjects.

    The age adjusted prevalences of glucose intolerance in Chinese and Europid men were 13.0% v 13.6% (p=0.85), and corresponding values in women were 20.2% v 13.3% (p=0.04).

    Mean BMIs were lower in Chinese men (23.8 v 26.1) and women (23.5 v 26.1) than in the Europids (p values<0.001), as were waist circumferences (men, 83.3 cm v 90.8, p<0.001 ; women, 77.3cm v 79.2, p<0.05).

    Mean waist-hip ratios were lower in Chinese men (0.90 v 0.91, p=0.02) but higher in Chinese women (0.84 v 0.78, p<0.001) compared with Europids.

    In both Chinese and Europid adults, higher BMI, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio were associated with glucose intolerance. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Anomalie tolérance glucose, Diabète, Epidémiologie, Indice masse corporelle, Biométrie corporelle, Anthropométrie, Race, Chinois, Européen, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Endocrinopathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Impaired glucose tolerance, Diabetes mellitus, Epidemiology, Body mass index, Corporal biometry, Anthropometry, Race, Chinese, European, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Endocrinopathy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0313234

    Code Inist : 002B21E01A. Création : 12/09/1997.