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Prevalence of obesity among type 2 diabetes mellitus in Gorgan (south east of Caspian Sea), Iran

Shirafkan, A. and Marjani, A. (2011) Prevalence of obesity among type 2 diabetes mellitus in Gorgan (south east of Caspian Sea), Iran. World Applied Sciences Journal, 14 (9). pp. 1389-1396. ISSN 18184952 (ISSN)

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The present study aimed to assess the prevalence of obesity in patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Gorgan (South East of Caspian Sea), Iran. The subjects consist of 122 females and 78 males type 2 diabetic patients. Anthropometric and laboratory parameters in both sexes were determined (2011). Waist circumference was higher in males than females subjects (p<0.05), but the females had higher body fat percent (p<0.05) than males subjects. Using BMI, 86.88% females and 83.33% males were obese and 13.11% and 16.66% of them were none-obese (p=0.739, p=0.505). Using waist circumference, 86.06% females and 74.35% males were obese and 13.92% and 25.63% of them were none-obese (p<0.001, p=0.008). Waist circumference is correlated positively with BMI and body fat percent in diabetic female (r=0.233 and r=0.892, p<0.05) and male (r=0.280 and r=0.931, p<0.05). Waist circumference is very highly correlated with body fat percent likely to behave similarly in diabetes prediction. Body mass index, despite lower correlation with waist circumference, appears to have the same ability to predict diabetes as do body fat percent. Waist circumference appears to be a better predictor for diabetes risk than other parameters. © IDOSI Publications, 2011.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - World Appl. Sci. J. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Cardiology, Gorgan Faculty of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biochemistry and Metabolic Disorder Research Center, Gorgan Faculty of Medicine, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body mass index, Gorgan, Type 2 diabetes, Waist circumference
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 03:48
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2015 07:51
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2083

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