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Waist circumference and central fatness of Egyptian primary-school children.
East Mediterr Health J. 2008 Jul-Aug; 14(4):916-25.EM

Abstract

This cross-sectional study of 1283 healthy children (681 boys, 602 girls) aged 6-11 years tested the degree of correlation between waist circumference measurements and adiposity. The children were classified as normal, overweight or obese according to their body mass index (BMI). For both sexes a highly positive correlation was found between waist circumference and BMI, percentage of body fat, subscapular and suprailiac skinfold thicknesses, and the sum of skinfold measures. Central overweight and obesity were indicators for central fatness for both overweight boys and girls and for obese girls except in age group 6.5 +/- 1 years. Waist circumference was a good indicator of central fatness (overweight and obesity) in children aged 8.5 +/- years and 10.5 +/- 1 years.

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Department of Biological Anthropology, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19166175

Citation

Hassan, N E., et al. "Waist Circumference and Central Fatness of Egyptian Primary-school Children." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 14, no. 4, 2008, pp. 916-25.
Hassan NE, El-Masry SA, El-Sawaf AE. Waist circumference and central fatness of Egyptian primary-school children. East Mediterr Health J. 2008;14(4):916-25.
Hassan, N. E., El-Masry, S. A., & El-Sawaf, A. E. (2008). Waist circumference and central fatness of Egyptian primary-school children. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 14(4), 916-25.
Hassan NE, El-Masry SA, El-Sawaf AE. Waist Circumference and Central Fatness of Egyptian Primary-school Children. East Mediterr Health J. 2008;14(4):916-25. PubMed PMID: 19166175.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Waist circumference and central fatness of Egyptian primary-school children. AU - Hassan,N E, AU - El-Masry,S A, AU - El-Sawaf,A E, PY - 2009/1/27/entrez PY - 2009/1/27/pubmed PY - 2009/3/6/medline SP - 916 EP - 25 JF - Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit JO - East. Mediterr. Health J. VL - 14 IS - 4 N2 - This cross-sectional study of 1283 healthy children (681 boys, 602 girls) aged 6-11 years tested the degree of correlation between waist circumference measurements and adiposity. The children were classified as normal, overweight or obese according to their body mass index (BMI). For both sexes a highly positive correlation was found between waist circumference and BMI, percentage of body fat, subscapular and suprailiac skinfold thicknesses, and the sum of skinfold measures. Central overweight and obesity were indicators for central fatness for both overweight boys and girls and for obese girls except in age group 6.5 +/- 1 years. Waist circumference was a good indicator of central fatness (overweight and obesity) in children aged 8.5 +/- years and 10.5 +/- 1 years. SN - 1020-3397 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19166175/Waist_circumference_and_central_fatness_of_Egyptian_primary_school_children_ L2 - http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1404/14_4_2008_0916_0925.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -