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

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Leitzmann, Michael ; Moore, Steven C. ; Koster, Annemarie ; Harris, Tamara B. ; Park, Yikyung ; Hollenbeck, Albert ; Schatzkin, Arthur
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 25 May 2011 09:56


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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