Ratio of waist circumference to body mass index: A novel predictor of clinical outcome in hypertension patients
Yi‐Han WangMD1, Yang HuaMD1, Heng‐Zhi ZhangMD1, Shuo LiangMD1, Ze‐Zhong CaoMD1, Lu‐Lu ChenMD, PhD2, Zhen‐Yang SuMD, PhD 1, Wei ZhangMD, PhD 3
Nanjing Medical University
2 Department of Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology Nanjing Medical University Nanjing China
3 Department of Anatomy, Kangda College Nanjing Medical University Lianyungang Jiangsu China
We aim to investigate the influence of waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) on all‐cause death and cardiovascular‐specific death in patients with hypertension. This prospective cohort study, based on waist circumference and body mass index measurements in patients with hypertension, provided risk estimates of all‐cause mortality and cardiovascular events. The waist circumference‐to‐BMI ratio (WtBR) is an anthropometric measure integrating...
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