obesity index

o·be·si·ty in·dex

body weight divided by body volume.
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In this context obesity index such as BMI and WHR is considered as a useful non-invasive anthropometric measurement to provide information on cardiovascular risks.
(10) In 2007 to 2008, in the United States, the overall obesity rates reached 24.1 percent, making it the country with the highest obesity index amongst all high-income countries.
In addition, the results indicated that the younger population had a lower threshold for the central obesity index than the older population.
For the obesity index, standard weight was first calculated using Murata's formula and coefficients for calculating standard weight-for-height [26]: for boys, standard weight [kg] = observed height [cm] x 0.386 - 23.699; for girls, standard weight [kg] = observed height [cm] x 0.377 - 22.750.
However, studies from different countries and ethnicities have different conclusions regarding the superiority of one or the other obesity index and related cut-off points to diagnose obesity and hence MetS [9-11].
There were limited published studies that examined the effectiveness of WHtR as an abdominal obesity index in predicting glycaemic control as one of the metabolic disorders in Malay population.
Then the fat depot was collected for obesity index measurement and both kidneys were collected for measuring kidney index and to perform biochemical studies on renal homogenate and histological studies.
Using BMI as obesity index, prevalence of obesity in boys was compared with that in girls.
The first country in the obesity index is the American Samoa islands, where 93.5 percent of the population is overweight.
Hull was also found to have the highest obesity index of 146.