Neck circumference as a simple screening measure for identifying overweight and obese patients.

@article{BenNoun2001NeckCA,
  title={Neck circumference as a simple screening measure for identifying overweight and obese patients.},
  author={Liubov Louba Ben-Noun and Ezra Sohar and Arie Laor},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={2001},
  volume={9 8},
  pages={
          470-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE There are numerous methods of assessing overweight and obesity. [...] Key MethodRESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES A test sample and a second validation sample included 979 subjects (460 men and 519 women), who visited a family medicine clinic in a southern Israeli urban district for any reason between the randomly chosen months of January and September 1998. Main outcome included neck, waist, and hip circumferences; body mass index (BMI); and waist:hip ratio measures. Expand
Neck circumference as a predictor of obesity and overweight in rural central India
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NC measurement is a simple and time-saving screening measure that can be used to identify overweight and obese patients and to define NC cutoff levels for overweight and obesity according to existing BMI cutoff levels. Expand
Neck Circumference as a Simple Screening Measure for Identifying Egyptian Overweight and Obese Adults
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NC measurement is simple and timesaving screening measure that can be used to identify overweight and obesity and require additional evaluation of overweight or obesity. Expand
Neck circumference as a screening measure of overweight/obesity among Indian adults
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NC appears to be a potentially simple, easy-to- use screening measure for predicting obesity among adults and further studies are required to validate its use for screening of obesity among other ethnic populations in India. Expand
Is neck circumference measurement an indicator for abdominal obesity? A pilot study on Turkish Adults.
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This study indicates that NC was associated with body weight, BMI, waist and hip circumferences and waist/hip ratio for men and women. Expand
Neck circumference as a discriminator of obesity in older women enrolled in a physical activity program
The aim of this study was to evaluate neck circumference (NC) as a discriminator of overweight and obesity and to establish cut-off points for physically active older women. The sample consisted ofExpand
Relationship between changes in neck circumference and cardiovascular risk factors.
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Changes in NC are positively correlated with changes in some factors of the metabolic syndrome and, therefore, are correlated withChanges in the risk of cardiovascular disease. Expand
Neck Circumference as a Useful Marker for Screening Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents.
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NC is significantly correlated with overweight and Obesity, and can be used with great reliability to screen overweight and obesity in children, and to identify those with a high BMI. Expand
Neck Circumference: Independent Predictor for Overweight and Obesity in Adult Population
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NC was found to have good discriminatory power, with maximum sensitivity and specificity to predict overweight and obesity in comparison to direct BF% estimation on receiver operating characteristic analysis, in the study context. Expand
Neck Circumference as a Marker of Overweight and Obesity and Cutoff Values for Bangladeshi Adults
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NC measurement is a simple, convenient, inexpensive screening measure to identify overweight and obese participants and is the best cutoff value for abdominal obesity. Expand
Relationship of neck circumference to cardiovascular risk factors.
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Higher NC is correlated positively with the factors of the metabolic syndrome; therefore, it is likely to increase the risk of coronary heart disease. Expand
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