This study was conducted to explore whether anthropometric indices of obesity are associated with atherogenic risk factors in young adult working women in Japan.
The subjects were 492 women in an occupational setting.
Predictor variables were body mass index (BMI), the sum of triceps and subscapular skinfold thickness (SFT), and the waist to hip ratio (WHR).
Outcome variables were serum total cholesterol, triglyceride and blood pressures.
The average age of the subjects was 26.3 (SD 3.9) years.
The upper quartiles of BMI and SFT were significantly associated with all atherogenic risk factors, while the upper quartiles of WHR were not.
Multiple comparisons revealed the 4th quartiles of BMI (>22.25) and SFT (>39 mm) to have significantly higher values for all atherogenic risk factors.
We found that BM and skinfold thickness were more relevant to the prediction of atherogenic risk factors than WHR in young adult Japanese women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Biométrie corporelle, Indice masse corporelle, Obésité, Lipide, Plasma sanguin, Athérosclérose, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Adulte jeune, Homme, Femelle, Activité professionnelle, Japon, Asie, Etat nutritionnel, Trouble nutrition, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Corporal biometry, Body mass index, Obesity, Lipids, Blood plasma, Atherosclerosis, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Young adult, Human, Female, Professional activity, Japan, Asia, Nutritional status, Nutrition disorder, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Cote : 99-0050735
Code Inist : 002B12B01. Création : 31/05/1999.