For determination of BMI, calibrated electronic/digital scales and a stadiometer
were used (n = 12) [10, 31, 33, 35, 36,43, 44, 51-53, 56, 57] or had participants self-report their height and weight (n = 1) .
While weight was measured without heavy clothing and recorded to the nearest 100 g, height was measured without shoes and recorded to the nearest mm with a stadiometer
. Waist circumference and hip circumference were measured to the nearest 1 mm using a stadiometer
and a metal anthropometric tape, respectively.
Anthropometric measurements including length/height (length by recumbent stadiometer
for subjects younger than 2 years old, height by Harpenden stadiometer
) and weight (by electronic scale) were obtained (12) in all subjects.
Height was measured in centimeter (cm) using a stadiometer
. BMI was calculated as weight (kg) divided by height square (m2) categorized the patients according to the criteria by the WHO, normal weight, BMI <24.9 kg/m2; overweight, 25<BMI30 kg/m2.
Height was measured using a stadiometer
by having the subject standing straight without shoes and weight was measured by national seca personal dial type weighing machine.
Height and weight were measured with a stadiometer
, and BMI was calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters.
Patients' height and weight were measured using a rigid stadiometer
; Tsutsumi Co.
We used a digital stadiometer
(Seca 274) for measurement of height and weight of the students.
Stature (height) was measured by using a stadiometer
(Holtain Ltd., Crymych Dyfed, UK).
Weighing scale and stadiometer
were calibrated and validated by Department of Biometrics prior to the study.
The SH was obtained adapting a removable box (60 cm) to the stadiometer
, where the child was sat with the trunk erect and the head in the Frankfurt plane.
Each fieldworker was equipped with a portable electronic scale and a standard weight for calibration purposes (Precision Health Scale, model UC-321, A&D Company, Japan; maximum capacity 150 kg) as well as a stadiometer
for carrying out the measurements.