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Asian Journal of Scientific Research
Year: 2018  |  Volume: 11  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 301 - 307

Effects of A Body Shape Index, Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference in Predicting Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Korean Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Tchaewon Jeong and Junwoo Lee    

Abstract: Objective: This study investigated a comparative analysis of ABSI (a body shape index), BMI (body mass index) and waist circumference (WC) regarding their relationships with CVD (cardiovascular disease) risk factors in Korean middle-aged and older adults. Materials and Methods: The raw data of the sixth KNHNES were utilized. Data of 2,464 respondents were extracted for analysis regarding anthropometry, blood testing and blood pressure. Data were analyzed using SPSS software. Results: The study found that ABSI, BMI and WC have significant relationships with blood lipid levels, blood pressure and fasting blood glucose in Korean middle-aged and older adults. Specifically, WC was found to be significantly related with triglycerides, fasting blood glucose and HDL cholesterol. BMI and ABSI were found to have a significant relationship with blood pressure. Therefore, this study showed that each anthropometric factor has different effects on CVD risk factors in Korean middle-aged and older adults. Conclusion: Based on the study results, it was concluded that healthcare professionals should not rely on a single anthropometric measurement in CVD risk management.

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