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Measures of Obesity and Co-Morbid Conditions in Maori

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00208598
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 21, 2005
Information provided by:
Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research

Brief Summary:
It has been proposed that a higher cut off for BMI (body mass index) is to be used in Maori to define overweight and obesity. However, no one has assessed the prevalence of co-morbid conditions associated with BMI. It is well known that Maori are at greater risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease compared to non-Maori and a delay in the identification of those who are overweight and obese may be detrimental for Maori. We will assess BMI, other measures of adiposity and prevalence of co-morbid conditions with a comparison with a similar matched non-Maori population.

Condition or disease
Body Composition

Detailed Description:

This is a body composition analysis study of people self-identifying Maori and non-Maori participants from both Dunedin and Invercargill. The study consists of a clinical visit for anthropometry and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), followed by a single Dexa Scan visit. Participants meeting all the inclusion criteria were invited to participate in the study.

Outcome will be determined by examining Dexa Scan data and surrogate clinical endpoints. The clinical endpoints include: anthropometric measurements, Dexa analysis, bioelectric impedance, and BP measurements, and the biochemical measures of: lipid profile, fasting insulin and glucose, liver functions and uric acid levels.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 220 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : January 2003
Study Completion Date : December 2005

Information from the National Library of Medicine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 68 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self identify as Maori and non-Maori aged between 18-68 years
  • Male and female
  • Non-diabetic
  • Resident of Dunedin and Invercargill

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The presence of diabetes, renal or liver failure, or any other medical condition which is unstable and for which they are currently having active treatment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00208598

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New Zealand
Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, 9001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research
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Study Director: Jim I Mann, FRACP, PhD Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research

Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00208598    
Other Study ID Numbers: ENCDR_3
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005
Keywords provided by Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research:
Body Composition
Cardiovascular disease