However, because of differences in body fat distribution, the International Diabetes Federation has recommended lower cutpoints for Asian populations and South and Central Americans (men, [greater than or equal to] 90 cm; women, [greater than or equal to] 80 cm) and for Europids
(Caucasians) (men, [greater than or equal to] 94 cm; women, [greater than or equal to] 80 cm).
Country/ethnic group Waist circumference cut-off Male (cm) Female (cm) Europids
In USA, the ATPIII [greater than or [greater than or values (102 cm equal to] 94 equal to] 80 males; 88 cm females) are likely to continue to be used for clinical purposes.
It is known that early Europids
occupied parts of central Asia and also moved further eastwards into Sinkiang.
After B.M.I calculation the hostellers were classified under various group of conditions as per the WHO recommendations for adult Europids
, 1998-(TABLE 1) (13)
Charpentier et al., "Strong association of common variants in the CDKN2A/CDKN2B region with type 2 diabetes in French europids
," Diabetologia, vol.
According to the International Diabetic Federation (IDF), the cut-off points for WC in different ethnic groups are Greater than 94cm and Greater than 80cm for males and females respectively in Europids
, Greater than 90cm and Greater than 80cm for males and females respectively in South Asians, Chinese and Japanese.7 No study has been carried out so far to determine the cut-off values of anthropometric indices for the risk of metabolic complications in Pakistani population.