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Ratio of abdominal sagittal diameter to height is strong indicator of coronary risk

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7083.830 (Published 15 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:830
  1. Lars Kumlin, Doctoral studenta,
  2. Lennart Dimberg, Project leadera,
  3. Per Mårin, Associate professorb
  1. a Volvo Aero Corporation, Trollhättan, Sweden
  2. b Department of Heart and Lung Diseases, Sahlgren's University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Editor-Margaret Ashwell and colleagues state that the ratio of waist circumference to height is the best simple anthropometric predictor of intra-abdominal fat (r=0.83) in men and women.1 Kvist et al measured the abdominal sagittal diameter (the distance between the examination table and the highest point of the abdomen in the supine position) and showed a high correlation (r=0.92) with intra-abdominal fat as measured by computed tomography in men.2 This …

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