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An Evaluation of the Diagnostic Utility of Anthropometric and Body Composition cut-off Values in Assessing Elevated Fasting Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure

In this study, the ability of various anthropometric and body composition measurements in predicting fasting blood sugar and blood pressure measured in a group of public service employees was evaluated. The results suggest similar predictive abilities among the various cut-off values.


Objective: High blood pressure and diabetes mellitus account for over 50% of annual visits to health facilities in Trinidad and Tobago. This study investigates the ability of various absolute and relative body composition variables to predict elevated fasting blood sugar (FBS) and blood pressure (BP).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013
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