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Waist circumference as compared with body-mass index in predicting mortality from specific causes

Leitzmann, Michael and Moore, Steven C. and Koster, Annemarie and Harris, Tamara B. and Park, Yikyung and Hollenbeck, Albert and Schatzkin, Arthur (2011) Waist circumference as compared with body-mass index in predicting mortality from specific causes. PloS one 6 (4), e18582.

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Background Whether waist circumference provides clinically meaningful information not delivered by body-mass index regarding prediction of cause-specific death is uncertain. Methods We prospectively examined waist circumference (WC) and body-mass index (BMI) in relation to cause-specific death in 225,712 U.S. women and men. Cox regression was used to estimate relative risks and 95% confidence ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:2011
Institutions:Medicine > Institut für Epidemiologie und Präventivmedizin
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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21541313PubMed ID
10.1371/journal.pone.0018582DOI
Subjects:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Partially
Owner: Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
Deposited On:25 May 2011 09:56
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 17:25
Item ID:20982
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