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What about waist/height ratio?

Posted by testuser on 26 Jul 2012 at 00:15 GMT

Could the authors comment on how waist/height ratio compares to ABSI? WHtR has also been proposed as an alternative to BMI, and I would assume that adding height into the equation results in less correlation than is seen between BMI and WC alone.

Is ABSI more or less correlated with mortality than WHtR?

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RE: What about waist/height ratio?

niryk replied to testuser on 26 Jul 2012 at 15:35 GMT

Unlike ABSI, the waist to height ratio is highly correlated with BMI (r = 0.89, compared to a correlation of 0.88 between waist circumference and BMI). Waist to height ratio is a weaker predictor of mortality hazard in the NHANES 1999-2004 sample than ABSI.

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