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cir·cum·fer·ence (c),

(ser-kŭm'fer-ens), [TA]
The outer boundary, especially of a circular area.
Synonym(s): circumferentia [TA]
[L. circumferentia, a bearing around]
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(c) (sĭr-kŭm'fĕr-ĕns) [TA]
The outer boundary, especially of a circular area.
Synonym(s): circumferentia [TA] .
[L. circumferentia, a bearing around]
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(sĭr-kŭm′fĕ-rĕns) [L. circumferentia]
The perimeter of an object or body.
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Waist circumference as a cardiovascular and metabolic risk in Japanese patients with Type 2 diabetes.
There were statistically significant differences among males when we analysed the variable distribution for the groups in terms of right-left hand length, hip and waist circumferences (p=0.002; p<0.001; p=0.05; p=0.05, respectively).
According to the findings of other researches, the best correlations verified in the present study were those corresponding to waist circumference with systolic pressure.
Summary of anthropometric measurements Measurements Male (n = 25) Female (n = 39) Mean SD Mean SD Height (cm) 162.00 6.79 149.97 5.56 Weight (kg) 59.56 11.13 52.38 9.14 BMI (kg/m ) 22.61 3.54 23.26 3.64 Knee height (cm) 51.24 2.40 47.77 2.70 Calf circumference (cm) 32.84 3.20 30.05 3.72 Mid Upper Arm Circumference (cm) 27.20 3.71 27.00 3.66 Sum of circumferences (cm) 60.04 6.24 57.05 6.87 Measurements Total (n = 64) mean SD Height (cm) 154.67 8.43 Weight (kg) 55.19 10.49 BMI (kg/m ) 23.01 3.59 Knee height (cm) 49.13 3.08 Calf circumference (cm) 31.14 3.76 Mid Upper Arm Circumference (cm) 27.08 3.65 Sum of circumferences (cm) 58.22 6.75 Table 2.
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Trends in waist circumference and" central obesity in adults, northern Iran.
We aimed to develop percentiles of head circumference for age, height, and waist circumference for children aged between 5 and '8 years.
Looking at the role of gender for obese children in both public and private schools (Table 2), it can be seen that more females than males are obese and a clear linear correlation between BMI and waist circumference and body fat (weight) (Figures 3 and 4).
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