Cole, "What is the best way to measure waist circumference
?" International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, vol.
First, the categorisation of the study cohort examined according to the various parameters (waist circumference
, BMI, age, state of health, gender, and job) was conducted as a basis for assessing whether there was a difference in activity between built up groups.
A tape measure was used to measure waist circumference
. To measure waist circumference
, a tape measure was placed around the bare abdomen just above the hip bone.
Major finding: Pediatric AD was linked with waist circumference
in at least the 85th percentile (OR, 3.92, P = .005), waist-to-height ratio of a least 0.5 (OR, 2.22; P = .02), and systolic blood pressure in at least the 90th percentile for age, sex, and height (OR, 2.06, P = .03).
A monthly monitoring of the participants' waist circumference
will be conducted for assessment, Janairo said, adding that incentives will be given those who are able to attain the prescribed waist size at the end of the program.
suggesting an urgent need for lifestyle modifications," they wrote, and since waist-to-hip ratio may be a better risk indicator for cardiovascular disease than body mass index or waist circumference
, "the message of 'keep your waist to less than half your height' is attractive for public health policy."
Figure 2 depicts the multivariate-adjusted nonlinear contribution of the BMI to all-cause mortality adjusted for CVD risk factors only (a), CVD risk factors plus waist circumference
(b), CVD risk factors plus hip circumference (c), and CVD risk factors plus both waist and hip circumference (d).
and waist-to-height ratio in Norwegian children 4-18 years of age: reference values and cut-off levels," ActaPaediatr, Vol.100(12), pp.1576-1582.
was detected most sensitive and specific obesity measures tool allied with hypertension in males while in females it was identified as most specific but less sensitive than BF%.
Professor Mike Kelly, Director of the Centre for Public Health Excellence at NICE said: 'Our aim in developing this draft guidance is to help determine whether different BMI and waist circumference
measures should be used to identify those at increased risk of conditions such as type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease in BAME groups.
and waist hip ratio were measured in a standing position.
In the waiting room, patients were asked to self-report their weight, height and waist circumference
to the best of their estimate.