Height and adiposity among children.

  title={Height and adiposity among children.},
  author={David S Freedman and J Michael Thornton and Zuguo Mei and Jack Wang and William H. Dietz and Richard N Pierson and Mary N Horlick},
  journal={Obesity research},
  volume={12 5},
OBJECTIVE Although BMI (kilograms per meter squared) is widely used as a surrogate measure of adiposity, it is moderately associated (r approximately 0.3) with height among children. We examined whether the resulting preferential classification of taller children as overweight, based on a BMI > or = 95th percentile, is appropriate. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES We assessed the cross-sectional relation of height among 5- to 18-year-old subjects (n = 1180) to levels of BMI, the sum of 10… CONTINUE READING


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