Prevalence and association of obesity with self-reported comorbidity: a cross-sectional study of 1321 adult participants in Lasbela, Balochistan

Khan, I., Ul-Haq, Z., Taj, A.S., Iqbal, A.Z., Basharat, S. and Shah, B.H. (2017) Prevalence and association of obesity with self-reported comorbidity: a cross-sectional study of 1321 adult participants in Lasbela, Balochistan. BioMed Research International, 2017, 1076923. (doi: 10.1155/2017/1076923) (PMID:29159174) (PMCID:PMC5660751)

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Abstract

Association of fatness with chronic metabolic diseases is a well-established fact, and a high prevalence of risk factors for these disorders has increasingly been reported in the third world. In order to incorporate any preventive strategies for such risk factors into clinical practice, decision-makers require objective evidence about the associated burden of disease. A cross-sectional study of 1321 adults from one of the districts of Balochistan, among the most economically challenged areas of Pakistan, was carried out for the measures of fatness and self-reported comorbidities. Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) were measured and demographic information and self-reported comorbidities were documented.The prevalence of obesity was 4.8% (95% CI: [3.8, 6.1]) and 21.7% (95% CI: [19.5, 24.0]), as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) international and Asia/Asia-Pacific BMI cut-offs, respectively. The proportion exhibiting comorbidity increased with increasing levels of fatness in a dose-response relationship (

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ul Haq, Dr Zia
Authors: Khan, I., Ul-Haq, Z., Taj, A.S., Iqbal, A.Z., Basharat, S., and Shah, B.H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:BioMed Research International
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
ISSN:2314-6133
ISSN (Online):2314-6141
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 I Khan et al.
First Published:First published in BioMed Research International 2017: 1076923
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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