Conicity index and waist-hip ratio and their relationship with total cholesterol and blood pressure in middle-aged European and migrant Pakistani men

Authors: Bose, K.1; Mascie-Taylor, C.G.N.2

Source: Annals of Human Biology, Volume 25, Number 1, Number 1/January-February 1998 , pp. 11-16(6)

Publisher: Informa Healthcare

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Abstract:

A comparative study of abdominal adiposity, total cholesterol (TC), systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in middle-aged European ( n = 262) and mainly migrant Pakistani ( n = 100) men of Mirpuri (Kashmiri) origin found no significant ethnic difference in mean body mass index (BMI), waist-hip ratio (WHR) and conicity index (CI). However, Pakistanis had significantly lower mean TC ( p

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014469800005392

Affiliations: 1: King's College London, London, UK 2: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Publication date: January 1, 1998

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