Table 2

Age-adjusted and multivariate-adjusted odds ratios of elevated HOMA-IR according to categories of waist circumference

Number of men (%)

Odds ratio (95% confidence interval)



Waist (cm)

Total

Elevated HOMA-IR*

Age-adjusted

Multivariate-adjusted†


< 80

1375

58 (4.2)

1.0 (referent)

1.0 (referent)

80–84

1307

156 (11.9)

3.0 (2.2–4.2)

3.2 (2.3–4.3)

85–89

1141

296 (25.9)

7.8 (5.8–10.5)

8.2 (6.1–11.0)

90–94

645

247 (38.3)

13.9 (10.3–19.0)

15.2 (11.1–20.8)

95+

332

216 (65.1)

42.2 (29.8–59.7)

45.2 (31.8–64.4)


* The top quintile of HOMA-IR (≥ 2.00).

† Adjusted for age, rank in the Self-Defense Forces, smoking, and alcohol use.

HOMA-IR, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance.

Tabata et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2009 9:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6823-9-1

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