Sex differences in obesity prevalence and cardiometabolic factors among Western Alaska Native people.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD, Volume 25, Issue 3, p.312-8 (2015)


Obesity is associated with increased risks of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Prevalence estimates for metabolic disorders are well documented in many populations, but Alaska Native groups are understudied. The Western Alaska Tribal Collaborative for Health Study combines data from three Alaska Native study cohorts to assess differences in obesity prevalence and associations with cardiometabolic risk factors by sex.