Comparison of Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, and Waist/Hip Ratio in Predicting Incident Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis

10 May 2007Gabriela Vazquez Sue Duval David R. Jacobs, Jr. Karri Silventoinen

Body mass index, waist circumference, and waist/hip ratio have similar associations with incident diabetes

Meta Analysis
2 effects

Reported Outcomes

DeterminantsOutcomeDetails

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Obesity
Musculoskeletal system

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

High evidence
87.0%

Visceral fat Digestive outcome
Visceral fat
Digestive system

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
87.0%