Appropriate body-mass index for Asian populations and its implications for policy and intervention strategies.

Published on Jan 10, 2004in The Lancet59.10
· DOI :10.1016/S0140-6736(03)15268-3
Chizuru Nishida9
Estimated H-index: 9
to 25 kg/m 2 in different Asian populations; for high risk it varies from 26 kg/m 2 to 31 kg/m 2 . No attempt was made, therefore, to redefine cut-off points for each population separately. The consultation also agreed that the WHO BMI cut-off points should be retained as international classifications. The consultation identified further potential public health action points (23·0, 27·5, 32·5, and 37·5 kg/m 2 ) along the continuum of BMI, and proposed methods by which countries could make decisions about the definitions of increased risk for their population.
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Estimated H-index: 5
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Estimated H-index: 1
(Health Promotion Board)
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Estimated H-index: 51
(FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 40
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
(Kyoritsu Women's University)
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Estimated H-index: 48
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Estimated H-index: 65
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
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(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Estimated H-index: 21
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Estimated H-index: 3
(AG: Analysis Group)
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 17
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Estimated H-index: 22
+ 3 AuthorsP. Deurenberg53
Estimated H-index: 53
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Estimated H-index: 4
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Estimated H-index: 16
(NUS: National University of Singapore)
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Estimated H-index: 23
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Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Pittsburgh),
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Estimated H-index: 46
(University of Pittsburgh)
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Estimated H-index: 6
(Hong Kong Baptist University)
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Estimated H-index: 36
(JU: Jacobs University Bremen)
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 11
(Xi'an Jiaotong University)
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(ISI: Indian Statistical Institute),
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(ISI: Indian Statistical Institute)
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Estimated H-index: 12
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Estimated H-index: 4
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Estimated H-index: 22
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