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Title: Ability of body mass index to predict abnormal waist circumference : receiving operating characteristics analysis.
Authors: Lauria, Márcio Weissheimer
Moreira, Lívia Maria Pinheiro
Coelho, George Luiz Lins Machado
Nascimento Neto, Raimundo Marques do
Soares, Maria Marta Sarquis
Ramos, Adauto Versiani
Keywords: Body mass index
Waist circumference
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: LAURIA, M. W. et al. Ability of body mass index to predict abnormal waist circumference: receiving operating characteristics analysis. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, v. 5, p. 74-74, 2013. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 29 jan. 2017
Abstract: Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) are the most used anthropometric measures to identify obesity. While BMI is considered to be a simple and accurate estimate of general adiposity, WC is an alternative surrogate measure of visceral obesity. However, WC is subject to significant inter-examiner variation. The aim of the present study was to correlate BMI and WC measures in a group of Brazilian adults to determine the most accurate BMI values for predicting abnormal WC.
ISSN: 1758-5996
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