Waist circumference is positively associated with the presence of diverticulosis.
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<p>Individuals with waist circumferences between 38–45 inches were 2.4 (CI: 0.9–6.2) times more likely to have diverticulosis than those with waist circumferences below 38 inches. Those with waist circumferences above 45 inches were 8.1 (CI: 2.8–23.8) times more likely to present with diverticulosis than individuals with waist circumferences below 38 inches. For each increase in waist circumference tertile, an individual's odds of having diverticulosis increased by 2.8 (CI: 1.7–4.9) fold.</p>