The Importance of Waist Circumference and BMI for Mortality Risk in Diabetic Adults

Diabetes Care June 11, 2013

OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine the associations of waist circumference (WC) and BMI with all-cause mortality among patients with diabetes.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The sample included 847 white and 553 African American patients (18–69 years of age) with diabetes. Height, weight, and WC were measured, and the BMI (kg/m2) was calculated.   Read more