Obesity Measurement Index Is Associated With Hemoglobin A1c Level in Young Adult Without Diabetes: A Single-Center Cross-Sectional Study

Waode Sarnings, Andi Makbul Aman, Haerani Rasyid, Syakib Bakri, Himawan Sanusi, Nuíman As Daud, Andi Alfian Zainuddin


Background: Obesity is a public health problem in the world, which can lead to several risks of cardiovascular events, such as, diabetes mellitus type 2 and respiratory disorders. This study aimed to analyze the obesity measurements index and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in young adults without diabetes.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from February to March 2021 at the Hasanuddin University Hospital, Makassar, Indonesia. Ninety-nine subjects were included in this study. Obesity measurement index (body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, body fat percentage) and HbA1c level were measured for each subject. Statistical tests were performed using SPSS 22.0.

Results: There was a significant correlation between BMI and HbA1c (P < 0.001). Also, waist circumference and body fat percentage in women group were significantly correlated with HbA1c (P = 0.002 and 0.045, respectively).

Conclusions: Obesity measurement index is positively correlated with HbA1c levels in young adult without diabetes. So, the obesity measurement index can be used to determine the risk of diabetes mellitus

J Endocrinol Metab. 2022;12(4-5):140-145
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jem823


Obesity measurement index; Obesity; HbA1c; Body mass index

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