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A New Body Shape Index Predicts Mortality Hazard Independently of Body Mass Index

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Mortality hazard by ABSI, BMI, and WC z score relative to age and sex specific normals.

Estimates are from proportional hazard modeling where log mortality hazard is a smoothing-spline function in ABSI, BMI, or WC. Dashed curves show 95% confidence intervals. Corresponding population percentiles are given in the top axis; the range shown is the 1st through 99th percentiles. The vertical axis is logarithmic.

Figure 2