Cardio-metabolic risk screening among adolescents: understanding the utility of body mass index, waist circumference and waist to height ratio.

@article{Bauer2015CardiometabolicRS,
  title={Cardio-metabolic risk screening among adolescents: understanding the utility of body mass index, waist circumference and waist to height ratio.},
  author={Katherine W Bauer and Marsha D. Marcus and Laure El ghormli and Cynthia L. Ogden and Gary D. Foster},
  journal={Pediatric obesity},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={329-37}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have assessed how well body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), or waist to height ratio (WtHR) perform in identifying cardio-metabolic risk among youth. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the utility of BMI and WC percentiles and WtHR to distinguish adolescents with and without cardio-metabolic risk. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis of data from 6097 adolescents aged 10-13 years who participated in the HEALTHY study was conducted… CONTINUE READING
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