The association between neck circumference and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with acute coronary syndrome

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Maryam Hatamizadeh 1 , Hadi Ranjbar 2 , * , Mansour Arab 3 , Abbas Abbaszadeh 4 , Athareh Ranjbar 5 , Jila Soltanahmadi 6

1 Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Tehran, Iran., Andorra

2 Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Andorra

3 Nursing and Midwifery School, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Andorra

4 Nursing and Midwifery School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

5 Nursing office, Valiasr Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

6 Nursing and Midwifery School, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran., Andorra

How to Cite: Hatamizadeh M , Ranjbar H , Arab M , Abbaszadeh A, Ranjbar A , et al. The association between neck circumference and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with acute coronary syndrome, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2014 ; 12(3):e63273.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 12 (3); e63273
Published Online: May 23, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: June 18, 2013
Accepted: April 22, 2014

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Abstract

Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 100 patients with acute coronary syndrome in Kerman hospitals were assessed by measuring their neck circumference and risk factors of cardiovascular disease. The data were analyzed by student t-test, Man-Whitney U test, χ2 and Pearson and Spearman correlation   tests.

Results: The mean of neck circumference in men with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 kg/m2    was 39.63 ± 3.02 cm and for women it was 36.47 ± 2.00 cm. The mean of neck circumference    in overweight group was 42.70 ± 2.99 cm for men and 38.66 ± 3.28 cm for women. Neck circumference 41.5 cm for men and ≥ 36.5 cm for women were the best cutoff levels for determining the patients with BMI ≥ 25    kg/m2.

Conclusion: There were some associations between some cardiovascular disease risk factors. These risk factors were usually related to increasing weight. Because of fat accumulation in neck during weight gaining, this index can be used as a simple and easy screening way to recognize people with high   weights.

Keywords

anthropometry neck risk factors coronary artery disease metabolic syndrome

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