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Titolo:
Total and central obesity among elderly Hispanics and the association withtype 2 diabetes
Autore:
Bermudez, OI; Tucker, KL;
Indirizzi:
Tufts Univ, Human Nutr Res Ctr Aging, USDA, Dietary Assessment Res Program, Boston, MA 02111 USA Tufts Univ Boston MA USA 02111 sessment Res Program, Boston, MA 02111 USA
Titolo Testata:
OBESITY RESEARCH
fascicolo: 8, volume: 9, anno: 2001,
pagine: 443 - 451
SICI:
1071-7323(200108)9:8<443:TACOAE>2.0.ZU;2-S
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BODY-MASS INDEX; MEXICAN-AMERICANS; RISK-FACTORS; SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES; FUNCTIONAL LIMITATION; WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE; ESTIMATING STATURE; PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY; FAT DISTRIBUTION; NATIONAL-HEALTH;
Keywords:
body mass index; waist circumference; type 2 diabetes; elderly; Hispanic; Puerto Ricans; Dominicans;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
34
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Bermudez, OI Tufts Univ, Human Nutr Res Ctr Aging, USDA, Dietary Assessment Res Program, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111 USA Tufts Univ 711 Washington St Boston MA USA 02111 MA 02111 USA
Citazione:
O.I. Bermudez e K.L. Tucker, "Total and central obesity among elderly Hispanics and the association withtype 2 diabetes", OBES RES, 9(8), 2001, pp. 443-451

Abstract

Objective: To report the prevalence of total and central obesity in a representative sample of Puerto Rican and Dominican elders in Massachusetts, tocompare them with a neighborhood-based group of non-Hispanic white elders,and to examine associations of obesity indices with the presence of type 2diabetes. Research Methods and Procedures: We examined the prevalence of overweight,obesity, and central obesity in 596 Hispanics of Caribbean origin, ages 60to 92 years, and 239 non-Hispanic whites, and tested linear and logistic regression models to determine associations among body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and diabetes. Results: Obesity (BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m(2)) was prevalent among all ethnic groups, ranging from 17% to 29% for Dominican and Puerto Rican men, respectively, and from 29% to 40% for non-Hispanic white and Dominican women, respectively. These differences were not statistically significant. Among Hispanic men and women, diabetes was prevalent across all BMI and WC categories but tended to be greatest among those with BMI of 25 to 29 kg/m(2) (41% to 43%). In contrast, diabetes was most prevalent in the obesegroup (36% to 45%) of non-Hispanic whites. Both BMI and WC were associatedwith the presence of diabetes, but the coefficients were greater for non-Hispanic whites than for Hispanics. Discussion: Caribbean Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites living in the sameMassachusetts localities had high prevalences of overweight and obesity. Total and central obesity exerted a differential effect on the presence of diabetes among ethnic groups; for Hispanics, diabetes was prevalent even among non-obese individuals, whereas for non-Hispanic white women, the prevalence of diabetes was strongly associated with total and central obesity. Additional research is needed to investigate the factors associated with the differential effect of obesity on the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elders.

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