Body mass index compared to dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry: evidence for a spectrum bias.

@article{Curtin1997BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index compared to dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry: evidence for a spectrum bias.},
  author={François Curtin and Alfredo Morabia and Capucine Pichard and Daniel O. Slosman},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={
          837-43
        }
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of body mass index (BMI) in the diagnosis of obesity. The relationship of this weight-for-height index to body composition was determined using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in 226 Caucasian subjects. BMI-obesity was defined as a BMI greater than 27.8 kg/m2 in males and greater than 27.3 kg/m2 in females. BMI-obesity was weakly sensitive (males: 12.5%, females 13.6%) compared with diagnosis by DEXA, defined as percent body fat… CONTINUE READING
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