How useful is BMI in predicting adiposity indicators in a sample of Maya children and women with high levels of stunting?

@article{Wilson2011HowUI,
  title={How useful is BMI in predicting adiposity indicators in a sample of Maya children and women with high levels of stunting?},
  author={Hannah J. Wilson and Federico Dickinson and Paula Griffiths and Hugo Azcorra and Barry Bogin and Maria In{\^e}s Varela-Silva},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={780-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Body mass index (BMI) is used frequently to estimate adiposity levels in children and adults. However, the applicability of BMI to populations with high levels of stunting has been questioned. Stunted people can have disproportionately short legs, which may increase BMI without increasing body fat because of the relatively larger trunk compared with the legs. METHODS A sample of 57 urban Maya schoolchildren, aged 7-9 years (31 boys), and 53 adult women underwent anthropometric… CONTINUE READING