Body mass index and incident ischemic heart disease in South Korean men and women

Sun Ha Jee, Roberto Pastor-Barriuso, Lawrence Appel, Il Sun, Edgar R Miller, Eliseo Guallar

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Abstract

Asian populations have a higher body fat percentage for a given body mass index (BMI) than Caucasians. However, little information is available on the association of BMI with ischemic heart disease (IHD) incidence in Asians at low BMI levels. The authors prospectively evaluated the association of BMI (weight (kg)/height (m)2) with IHD incidence over 9 years of follow-up (1993-2001) among 133,740 South Korean adults (89,050 men, 44,690 women) who participated in the 1990 and 1992 examinations of the Korea Medical Insurance Corporation Study. Average BMI at baseline was 23.4 (standard deviation, 2.3) in men and 22.3 (standard deviation, 2.3) in women. After multivariate adjustment, there was a 14% (95% confidence interval: 12,16) increased risk of incident IHD per unit of increase in BMI. This trend was also observed within the range considered normal by Western standards, and a BMI of 24-

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-48
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Volume162
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

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Myocardial Ischemia
Body Mass Index
Incidence
Korea
Insurance
Adipose Tissue
Reference Values
Confidence Intervals
Weights and Measures
Population

Keywords

  • Asian continental ancestry group
  • Body mass index
  • Body weight
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Obesity

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  • Epidemiology

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Body mass index and incident ischemic heart disease in South Korean men and women. / Jee, Sun Ha; Pastor-Barriuso, Roberto; Appel, Lawrence; Sun, Il; Miller, Edgar R; Guallar, Eliseo.

In: American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 162, No. 1, 01.07.2005, p. 42-48.

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