How well do waist circumference and body mass index reflect body composition in pre-pubertal children?

N Cameron, Laura Jones, P L Griffiths, S A Norris, J M Pettifor

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Abstract

To investigate the quantitative relationship between waist circumference (WC) and height (Ht), and subsequently the association between waist circumference index (WCI), body mass index (BMI) and body composition in pre-pubertal children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-70
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume63
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Absorptiometry, Photon
  • Adipose Tissue
  • Adiposity
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Body Composition
  • Body Height
  • Body Mass Index
  • Child
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Overweight
  • South Africa
  • Waist Circumference

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