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Sex differences in the relation between waist circumference within the normal range and development of reflux esophagitis

Body Composition Assessment
HJ Yang et al.
Used Parameters : BW

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Clinical Medicine

We examined the association of abdominal obesity and waist circumference within normal range with the incidence of reflux esophagitis, separately in men and women. This cohort study involved 142,679 Korean adults without reflux esophagitis, who underwent upper endoscopy at baseline and during follow-up. Waist circumference was categorized into the following quartiles:< 80, 80.1–85, 85.1–90, and≥ 90.1 cm in men; and< 69.3, 69.3–74, 74.1–79.5, and≥ 79.6 cm in women. During the 551,877.8 person-years of follow-up, 29,509 …
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