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Impact of body mass index on incident hypertension and diabetes in Chinese Asians, American Whites, and American Blacks: the People's Republic of China Study and the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.

TitleImpact of body mass index on incident hypertension and diabetes in Chinese Asians, American Whites, and American Blacks: the People's Republic of China Study and the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsStevens J, Truesdale KP, Katz EG, Cai J
JournalAm J Epidemiol
Volume167
Issue11
Pagination1365-74
Date Published2008 Jun 01
ISSN1476-6256
KeywordsAfrican Americans, Body Mass Index, China, Diabetes Mellitus, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Humans, Hypertension, Incidence, Least-Squares Analysis, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Risk Factors, United States
Abstract

Researchers have hypothesized that the impact of body mass index on chronic disease may be greater in Asians than in Whites; however, most studies are cross-sectional and have no White comparison group. The authors compared the associations with body mass index in Chinese Asians (n = 5,980), American Whites (n = 10,776), and American Blacks (n = 3,582) using prospective data from the People's Republic of China Study (1983-1994) and the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (1987-1998). Slopes of risk differences over body mass index levels were compared among the three ethnic groups in adjusted analyses. The authors found larger associations with body mass index in Chinese Asians compared with American Whites and Blacks for hypertension (p

DOI10.1093/aje/kwn060
Alternate JournalAm J Epidemiol
PubMed ID18375949
PubMed Central IDPMC2792196
Grant ListN01HC55020 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HV-59224 / HV / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
M01 RR000046 / RR / NCRR NIH HHS / United States
N01HC55018 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55022 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55016 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC55022 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55021 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HV-12243 / HV / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC55015 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55019 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55020 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC55016 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC055015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC55019 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
R01 DK069678 / DK / NIDDK NIH HHS / United States
N01-HV-08112 / HV / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55018 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC55021 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States