geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Diagnostic accuracy of waist to height ratio in screening of overweight and infant obesity


, : Diagnostic accuracy of waist to height ratio in screening of overweight and infant obesity. Medicina Clinica 140(7): 296-301

To explore the sensitivity and specificity of waist to height index as indicator of overweight and obesity in pediatric age and to obtain cut-off points to simplify the diagnosis. Two thousand and three hundred and nineteen schoolchildren between 6 and 14 years were analyzed. Anthropometric measures were taken (height, weight, waist circumference and skinfolds thickness), and waist to height ratio (WHR), BMI and fat percentage were calculated. ANOVA test was used to evaluate the performance of anthropometric variables during the growth period. ROC curve analysis (Receiver Operating Characteristics) was applied using WHR as test variable and overweight and obesity status as criterion variable. Overweight and obesity were defined by BMI standards and adiposity references. The sensitivity and specificity values, areas under the curve (AUC), confidence intervals 95%, and cut-offs points were obtained. The statistical and graphical procedure was performed using SPSS(®) 18.0. WHR does not vary with age. AUC ranged from 0.786 to 0.953 indicating that the WHR has a high predictive power to identify the subjects previously classified as overweight or obese using both considered criteria. WHR proved to be an appropriate and effective predictor of overweight and obesity in children between 6 and 14 years. Cut-offs points of WHR that identify obesity are: 0.51 in males and 0.50 in girls. For the overweight, cut-offs range between 0.47 and 0.48 depending on sex and the criterion variable.

US$19.90

PMID: 22726769

DOI: 10.1016/j.medcli.2012.01.032


Other references

Dusso A.; Lopez Hilker S.; Slatopolsky E., 1987: The effect of 25 hydroxyvitamin d 3 on the production of 1 25 dihydroxyvitamin d 3 in chronic renal failure. Kidney International 31(1): 345

Reale, A.; Scibilia, G.; Alfani, D.; Berloco, P.; Adorno, D.; Toscano, M., 1987: The place of heart transplantation: the Italian experience. European Heart Journal 8 Suppl F: 34-34

Perry, J.M.; Harms, Z.D.; Jacobson, S.C., 2012: 3D nanofluidic channels shaped by electron-beam-induced etching. In-plane nanofluidic channels with 3D topography are fabricated. Nanochannel masters are written by electron beam lithography in SU-8 resist and shaped by electron-beam-induced etching (EBIE) with water as the precursor gas. Nanofunnel replicas ca...

Feldman, F.; Johnson, A.M.; Walter, J.F., 1974: Acute axial neuroarthropathy. Radiology 111(1): 1-16

Tarasenko N.P.; Barbarash L.S., 1985: The impact of valvular bioprostheses on hemolytic processes in patients with acquired heart diseases. Paramaters of intravascular hemolysis (erythrocyte count, hemoglobin concentration and circulating blood volume, acid erythrograms, plasma free hemoglobin and haptoglobin levels) were examined in 44 patients with acquired heart diseases controlled...

Babskow Alexandru; Bucataru Ion; Popescu Viorel; Dinca Iulia, 1995: The hydrocarbon formation evaluation by means of conventional well logs. Revue Roumaine de Geophysique: ages 49-50. 1995.

Garini, G.; Savazzi, G.; Arisi, L., 1986: Dialysis treatment of chronic kidney insufficiency in the uremic phase. Indications and limitations. Recenti Progressi in Medicina 77(9): 440-443

Yeung, P.Yee.; Chan, W.; Woo, J., 2015: A community-based Falls Management Exercise Programme (FaME) improves balance, walking speed and reduced fear of falling. Although effective community falls prevention programmes for the older persons have been described, challenges remain in translating proven interventions into daily practice. To evaluate the efficacy, feasibility and acceptability of a falls preve...

Rother, A., 1989: Heimia salicifolia: in vitro culture and the production of phenyl- and biphenylquinolizidines. Biotechnology in agriculture and forestry(7): 246-263

Andreassen, O.A.; Jorgensen, H.A., 1994: GM1 ganglioside attenuates the development of vacuous chewing movements induced by long-term haloperidol treatment of rats. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a serious side-effect of long-term treatment with neuroleptics. To investigate if TD may be a result of neuroleptic-induced excessive stimulation of striatal glutamate receptors, the effect of the anti-excitotoxic GM1 ga...