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, 0.05
The recommended BMI and WC cutoffs for obesity for Asian adults are associated with CAD in Taiwanese T2DM.