Is Waist-to-Height Ratio a Better Obesity Risk-Factor Indicator for Puerto Rican Children than is BMI or Waist Circumference?

@article{RiveraSoto2016IsWR,
  title={Is Waist-to-Height Ratio a Better Obesity Risk-Factor Indicator for Puerto Rican Children than is BMI or Waist Circumference?},
  author={Winna T. Rivera-Soto and Linnette Rodr{\'i}guez-Figueroa},
  journal={Puerto Rico health sciences journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={20-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Puerto Rican children could have a higher prevalence of obesity, compared to US children or even to US Hispanic children. Obese youths are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular conditions, such as hypertension. Although BMI provides a simple, convenient measurement of obesity, it does not measure body fat distribution, associated… CONTINUE READING