Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--49

Waist–thigh Ratio: A Surrogate marker for Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Asian North Indian patients


Shivanjali Kumar1, Kamal Kumar1, Sarita Bajaj2, Ranjana Kumar1, Atul Gogia3, Atul Kakar3, Shrishti Paul Byotra3 
1 The Kumars Clinic, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medicine, MLN.Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Shivanjali Kumar
The Kumars Clinic, 29 B/2 Hastings Road, Allahabad - 211 001, Uttar Pradesh
India

Introduction: Diabetes is a major world-wide healthcare problem. Cost effective markers for screening and diagnosis of T2DM are the need of the day especially in developing and under-developed countries. Simple anthropometric measurements may help us in identifying individuals likely to have diabetes. Material and Methods: Data from 1055 North-Indian subjects was analysed. Results: Out of several anthropometric measurements studied, Waist-Thigh ratio (WTR) correlated significantly and positively with all three measures of diabetes i.e. FPG, RPG and PPG. (P < .0001) suggesting that it is the best predictor of diabetes. Subjects with diabetes had greater WTR (mean 2.088) than those without (mean1.842). (P < .0001). A thresh-hold effect was evident at a cut-off WTR of 2.3. Out of those subjects who were diagnosed to have diabetes by AACE/AHA guidelines, 82% had WTR greater than this value (P < 0.001). Conclusion: WTR may prove to be a simple and inexpensive marker for detecting Type 2 diabetes. Larger studies are required to develop population norms.


How to cite this article:
Kumar S, Kumar K, Bajaj S, Kumar R, Gogia A, Kakar A, Byotra SP. Waist–thigh Ratio: A Surrogate marker for Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Asian North Indian patients.Indian J Endocr Metab 2018;22:47-49


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Kumar S, Kumar K, Bajaj S, Kumar R, Gogia A, Kakar A, Byotra SP. Waist–thigh Ratio: A Surrogate marker for Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Asian North Indian patients. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 22 ];22:47-49
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