Ethnic differences in the association between waist-to-height ratio and albumin-creatinine ratio: the observational SUNSET study

BMC Nephrology, 05/08/2012

Waist–to–height ratio (WHtR) was associated with a higher albumin–creatinine ratio (ACR) among populations of Hindustani–Surinamese, African–Surinamese and Dutch origin. The authors' study seems to support global use of WHtR in relation to ACR across ethnic groups. However, although not significant, the association appeared slightly stronger among the Hindustani–Surinamese than among the other ethnic groups. If confirmed, this could have implications for use of the WHtR across ethnic groups.

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