Differential association of C-reactive protein with adiposity in men and women in an Aboriginal community in northeast Arnhem Land of Australia Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between C-reactive protein (CRP), adiposity and other metabolic abnormalities in an Aboriginal community in Northern Australia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of data obtained between 2001 and 2003 from 379 Aboriginal people residing in a geographically isolated community. RESULTS: Mean (95% CI) CRP in women and men was 4.06 cholesterol (3.53, 4.66) mg/l and 3.42 (2.94, 3.97) mg/l, respectively (P=NS). The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (US National Cholesterol Education [corrected] Program (NCEP) definition) was significantly higher for women than men (41 vs 18%, chi (2)=20.94, P<0.001). C-reactive protein correlated strongly with adiposity in women (waist circumference, waist to hip ratio and body mass index; r>/=0.514, P<0.01) but much less strongly in men (r


  • Shemesh, T
  • Rowley, KG
  • Jenkins, A
  • Brimblecombe, J
  • Best, JD
  • O'Dea, K

publication date

  • January 2007