Identifying adolescents with high percentage body fat: a comparison of BMI cutoffs using age and stage of pubertal development compared with BMI cutoffs using age alone

Objective: To ascertain whether body mass index (BMI) cutoffs calculated according to age and pubertal stage are superior to BMI cutoffs calculated on the basis of age alone at correctly identifying children and adolescents with high levels of adiposity.Design: Cross-sectional study.Setting: Dunedin, a university city in New Zealand.Subjects and… CONTINUE READING