To assess various anthropometric measurements related to obesity Height, Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist circumference, Hip circumference, Waist Hip Ratio
(WHR) in the study population (Medical and Paramedical Students).
Waist circumference (WC) and waist hip ratio
is surrogate marker for assessment of central abdominal obesity.
Different methods are used for the measurement of obesity - they include simple anthropometric measurements such as body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist hip ratio
(WHR), skinfold thickness, and body density.
The presents study had been conducted so as to determine the relationship of different sociodemographic factors (age, sex, education and marital status), behavioral pattern and health seeking appraisal and anthropometric measures like Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist Hip Ratio
(WHR) with diabetes in periurban community of Lahore.
 Hence the present study is aimed to assess level of anxiety in medical students and to correlate anxiety levels with BMI and waist hip ratio
"It's important for people to understand their body composition analysis as it gives an in-depth view of their current state of health that includes muscle mass, body fat mass, total body water, protein, fat free mass, mineral, percentage body fat, waist hip ratio
, basal metabolic rate, muscle and fat control," he said.
Central obesity often characterized by bulging of the waist due to fat accumulation in the abdominal area is defined by waist circumference (WC) cutoff over 80 cm and waist hip ratio
(WHR) over 0.85.
Covariate [beta] P 95% confidence interval Age -.162 .616 -.096-0.60 FBS .402 .290 -.007-0.020 LDL-C .090 .759 -.021-0.028 HDL-C -.290 .349 -.085-0.034 TG .005 .990 -.016-0.016 SBP .136 .693 -.022-0.031 DBP -.388 .389 -.099-0.043 DM .227 .546 -1.676-2.938 Smoking .105 .699 -.482-0.684 HTN .360 .275 -.720-2.210 HLP -.123 .592 -1.337-0.815 BMI -.651 .615 -.599-0.378 Waist hip ratio
-2.085 .430 -105.209-49.503 FBS: fasting blood sugar; BMI: body mass index; LDL-C: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL-C: high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; TG: triglycerides; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; HTN: hypertension; HLP: hyperlipidemia; BMI: body mass index.
Prescreening tools for diabetes and obesity-associated dyslipidemia: comparing BMI, waist and waist hip ratio
. The D.E.S.I.R.
Recently some other indices of abdominal obesity such as waist hip ratio
(WHR) and waist height ratio (WHtR) have also been reported to be better discriminators of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors than BMI and/or WC.
Waist circumference and waist hip ratio
were measured in a standing position.
A statistically significant relation was found with the incidence of NAFLD and waist hip ratio
, waist circumference with a p-value of <0.001.