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

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

Colleges, School and Institutes


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
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009


  • 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