New Method for Examining Association Between Obesity and Diabetes With Age Among Korean Adults



This study examined the age-dependence of the association between diabetes and obesity among Korean adults. The data from the Seventh Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2017) were analyzed. This paper considered the body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHT2R) as obesity indices and the fasting blood glucose (FBG) as a diabetes index and used their lump mean values and the regression method. The WEHT2R was a more suitable index for examining the FBG than the BMI. The increase in the WHT2R of females was more sensitive to age than that of males. In contrast, the increase in the FBG of males was more sensitive to age than that of females. The ages that FBG increased to 100.0 mg/DL were 44.7 and 60.5 years for males and females, respectively. Korean adults should reduce their WHT2R to prevent the excessive increase in their FBG level and Korean males should take care of their FBG from a young age. The present results can be used for a preliminary inspection of diseases, such as functional degradation of Langerhans islets and gestational diabetes

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