Association between obesity and diabetes using nested linear models

Sivarajasingam, S., Barzi, F., Colman, S. and Lo, Sing Kai 2004, Association between obesity and diabetes using nested linear models, in Proceedings of the International Sri Lankan statistical conference : visions of futuristic methodologies, University of Peradeniya, Postgraduate Institute of Science, Sri Lanka; Melbourne, pp. 441-445.

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Title Association between obesity and diabetes using nested linear models
Author(s) Sivarajasingam, S.
Barzi, F.
Colman, S.
Lo, Sing Kai
Conference name International Sri Lankan Statistical. Conference (2004 : University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Conference location University of Peradeniya, Sri Lankan
Conference dates 28-30 Dec. 2004
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the International Sri Lankan statistical conference : visions of futuristic methodologies
Editor(s) De Silva, Basil M.
Mukhopadhyay, Nitis
Publication date 2004
Conference series International Sri Lankan Statistical Conference
Start page 441
End page 445
Publisher University of Peradeniya, Postgraduate Institute of Science
Place of publication Sri Lanka; Melbourne
Keyword(s) diabetes
obesity
linear models
Summary A data source with 7260 cases from the prospective observational study was used. Cases included both sexes and age ranging between 20yr and 7Oyr. Chi-squared tests and linear models were used to examine the effects of age (linear and quadratic), sex, smoking habit (currently a smoker or non-smoker), presence or absence of type 2 diabetes on obesity as measured by body mass index (BMI) and waist to hip ratio (WHR). Both these measures of
obesity were significantly affected by age, sex and the presence of diabetes. Cases with diabetes were significantly more obese (10%) between the ages 40yr to 59yr compared to patients without diabetes. These results accentuate the need to further examine the association between age, diabetes and obesity and other risk factors with cardiovascular diseases.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 0864593406
9780864593405
Language eng
Field of Research 111706 Epidemiology
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, University of Peradeniya
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009809

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