Body mass index and waist circumference as determinants of coronary artery disease in Taiwanese adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Abstract

Objective:

This study examined the association between body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) and coronary artery disease (CAD) in Taiwanese type 2 diabetic patients.

Methods:

A total of 1183 (558 men and 625 women) patients aged 62.4±11.6 years were studied. CAD was diagnosed by history or an electrocardiogram by Minnesota codes.

Results:

The respective cutoffs of BMI and WC as determined by the receiver operating characteristic curves were 24.5 kg/m2 and 90 cm for men, and 25 kg/m2 and 80 cm for women. Distributions of CAD prevalence and multivariate-adjusted odds ratio (MAOR) for BMI cutoffs of 24.5 and 25 kg/m2 were quite similar in men. MAOR for WC above the respective cutoffs for men and women was 1.832 (1.267-2.648) and 1.450 (0.956-2.200, 0.05Conclusion:

The recommended BMI and WC cutoffs for obesity for Asian adults are associated with CAD in Taiwanese T2DM.

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