Diagnostic accuracy of body mass index to identify obesity in older adults: NHANES 1999–2004

@article{Batsis2016DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of body mass index to identify obesity in older adults: NHANES 1999–2004},
  author={John A. Batsis and Todd A. MacKenzie and Stephen J. Bartels and Karine R. Sahakyan and V. K. Somers and Francisco Alejandro L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={761-767}
}
Background:Body composition changes with aging lead to increased adiposity and decreased muscle mass, making the diagnosis of obesity challenging. Conventional anthropometry, including body mass index (BMI), while easy to use clinically may misrepresent adiposity. We determined the diagnostic accuracy of BMI using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in assessing the degree of obesity in older adults.Methods:The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 1999–2004 were used to… CONTINUE READING

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