Recommendation ID
PH46/2
Question
What are the cut-off points for waist circumference among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups living in the UK that are 'risk equivalent' to the current thresholds in relation to mortality, cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke and myocardial infarction set for white European populations? Ideally, prospective cohort studies should be used. Studies should use objectively measured waist circumference and consider incidence as well as prevalence. Estimates should be adjusted for potential confounders.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
None.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
BMI: preventing ill health and premature death in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups
Number
PH46
Date issued
July 2013

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 29/07/2013