Comparison of waist circumference using the World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health protocols.

@article{PatryParisien2012ComparisonOW,
  title={Comparison of waist circumference using the World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health protocols.},
  author={Jennifer Patry-Parisien and Margot E. Shields and Shirley Bryan},
  journal={Health reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={53-60}
}
BACKGROUND This study compares waist circumference (WC) measured using the World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) protocols to determine if the results differ significantly, and whether equations can be developed to allow comparison between WC taken at the two different measurement sites. DATA AND METHODS Valid WC measurements using the WHO and NIH protocols were obtained for 6,306 respondents aged 3 to 79 from Cycle 2 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey… CONTINUE READING

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