Comparisons of waist circumferences measured at 4 sites.

@article{Wang2003ComparisonsOW,
  title={Comparisons of waist circumferences measured at 4 sites.},
  author={Jack Wang and J Michael Thornton and Salina Bari and Bennett Williamson and Dympna Gallagher and Steven B. Heymsfield and Mary N Horlick and Donald Kotler and Blandine Laferr{\`e}re and Laurel Mayer and F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer and Richard N Pierson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={379-84}
}
BACKGROUND Waist circumference (WC) is now accepted as a practical measure of adipose tissue distribution. Four body sites for WC measurements are commonly used, as follows: immediately below the lowest ribs (WC1), the narrowest waist (WC2), the midpoint between the lowest rib and the iliac crest (WC3), and immediately above the iliac crest (WC4). OBJECTIVE We sought to compare the magnitude and reliability of WC measured at these 4 sites in males and females. DESIGN WC was measured at each… CONTINUE READING
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