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The Study on Availability as a Predictor of Waist-to-Height Ratio for Metabolic Syndrome Diagnosis in Koreans

  • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Abbr : J Korean Med Obes Res
  • 2017, 17(2), pp.127-132
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Published : December 30, 2017

예성애 1 SONG YUN KYUNG 1 Youme Ko 2 JANG BO HYOUNG 2 Park, Tae-yong ORD ID 3 Byoungkab Kang ORD ID 4 Younghwa Baek 4

1가천대학교
2경희대학교
3가톨릭관동대학교
4한국한의학연구원

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: Recently, many studies have demonstrated that the waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) ismore correlated with metabolic syndrome than the waist-hip ratio (WHR), body mass index (BMI). The aim of this study was to investigate and compare WHtR as a predictor of metabolic syndromewith other anthropometric indices. Methods: Approximately 3,800 data of subjects were used for the analysis, and data from KoreanMedicine Data Centar). Receiver operating characteristic curve was performed and area underthe curve (AUC) was calculated to find the usefulness of WHtR, WHR, and BMI. Results: WHtR was the most predictive factor with the highest diagnostic value for metabolicsyndrome than WHR, BMI. AUC of WHtR was significantly higher in total subjects, men andwomen. Conclusions: WHtR may be the simple and effective anthropometric index for metabolicsyndrome.

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