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Trends in Mean Waist Circumference and Abdominal Obesity Among US Adults, 1999-2012

Trends in Mean Waist Circumference and Abdominal Obesity Among US Adults, 1999-2012 Letters RESEARCH LETTER sponse rates across the survey cycles ranged from 69.5% to 79.6%. The surveys received institutional review board ap- Trends in Mean Waist Circumference and Abdominal proval and participants provided written informed consent. Obesity Among US Adults, 1999-2012 In the mobile examination center, the waist circumfer- Waist circumference is a simple and valuable anthropometric ence of participants was measured just above the iliac crest to measure of total and intra-abdominal body fat. The clinical the nearest 1 mm using a steel measuring tape. Abdominal obe- guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Insti- sity was defined as a waist circumference greater than 102 cm tute on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of over- in men and greater than 88 cm in women. weight and obesity in adults recommend that clinicians as- Because the unadjusted and age-adjusted results were sess waist circumference of their patients. Although the similar, we report only the latter. Tests for linear trend were prevalence of abdominal obesity has increased in the United conducted using orthogonal polynomial coefficients. Analy- States through 2008, its trend in recent years is unknown. ses, which take into account the complex sampling design of Therefore, our objective was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Trends in Mean Waist Circumference and Abdominal Obesity Among US Adults, 1999-2012

JAMA , Volume 312 (11) – Sep 17, 2014

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
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10.1001/jama.2014.8362
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Abstract

Letters RESEARCH LETTER sponse rates across the survey cycles ranged from 69.5% to 79.6%. The surveys received institutional review board ap- Trends in Mean Waist Circumference and Abdominal proval and participants provided written informed consent. Obesity Among US Adults, 1999-2012 In the mobile examination center, the waist circumfer- Waist circumference is a simple and valuable anthropometric ence of participants was measured just above the iliac crest to measure of total and intra-abdominal body fat. The clinical the nearest 1 mm using a steel measuring tape. Abdominal obe- guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Insti- sity was defined as a waist circumference greater than 102 cm tute on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of over- in men and greater than 88 cm in women. weight and obesity in adults recommend that clinicians as- Because the unadjusted and age-adjusted results were sess waist circumference of their patients. Although the similar, we report only the latter. Tests for linear trend were prevalence of abdominal obesity has increased in the United conducted using orthogonal polynomial coefficients. Analy- States through 2008, its trend in recent years is unknown. ses, which take into account the complex sampling design of Therefore, our objective was

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 17, 2014

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