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Cardio-metabolic disturbances are more correlated with waist-hip ratio (WHR) than body mass index (BMI) in patients with coronary vascular disease.

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Summary of "Cardio-metabolic disturbances are more correlated with waist-hip ratio (WHR) than body mass index (BMI) in patients with coronary vascular disease."

To evaluate the correlation of body mass index, waist circumference, hip circumference and waist-hip ratio with coronary vascular diseases in patients with ischaemic heart disease.

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Name: JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
ISSN: 0030-9982
Pages: S36-S39

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The waist circumference measurement divided by the hip circumference measurement. For both men and women, a waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) of 1.0 or higher is considered "at risk" for undesirable health consequences, such as heart disease and ailments associated with OVERWEIGHT. A healthy WHR is 0.90 or less for men, and 0.80 or less for women. (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2004)

The ratio of WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE to BODY HEIGHT.

The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.

A screening phenotype consisting of both elevated WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE and elevated fasting TRIGLYCERIDES level.

Deposits of ADIPOSE TISSUE throughout the body. The pattern of fat deposits in the body regions is an indicator of health status. Excess ABDOMINAL FAT increases health risks more than excess fat around the hips or thighs, therefore, WAIST-HIP RATIO is often used to determine health risks.

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