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dc.contributor.authorHoebel, Svelka
dc.contributor.authorMalan, Leone
dc.contributor.authorDe Ridder, Johannes Hendrik [untranslated]
dc.contributor.authorHoebel, Svelka
dc.contributor.authorMalan, Leoné
dc.contributor.authorDe Ridder, Johannes Hendrik
dc.identifier.citationHoebel, S. et al. 2012. Determining cut-off values for neck circumference as a measure of the metabolic syndrome amongst a South African cohort: the SABPA study. Endocrine, 42(2):335-342. [
dc.description.abstractThe aim was to determine receiver operating characteristic (ROC) neck circumference (NC) cut offs best associated with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a South African cohort. We included 409 urban Africans and Caucasians and stratified them into gender and age groups (25–45 years; 45–65 years). Measurements included anthropometric, fasting overnight urine and biological markers for the MetS (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, glucose, triglycerides, and high density lipoprotein). ROC analysis determined pathological (NC) cut-points of 39 and 35 cm for young and older African men; 32 and 35 cm for young and old African women; 40 and 41 cm for Caucasian men; 34 and 33 cm for Caucasian women. Pathological NC cut-points significantly predicted MetS in all ethnic–gender–age groups except in African women (ORs 2.3–5.4; 95% CI 1.36–16.5). Multiple regression analyses revealed that MetS prevalence and ROC cut-points were not associated with renal impairment in any groups. ROC NC cut-points demonstrated that NC may be used as an additional anthropometric marker to predict the MetS in a South African cohort but not in African women.en_US
dc.subjectMetabolic syndrome (MetS)en_US
dc.subjectNeck circumference (NC)en_US
dc.titleDetermining cut-off values for neck circumference as a measure of the metabolic syndrome amongst a South African cohort: the SABPA studyen_US
dc.contributor.researchID13010697 - Hoebel, Svelka
dc.contributor.researchID10067310 - De Ridder, Johannes Hendrik
dc.contributor.researchID10060871 - Malan, Leoné

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