Validity of BMI as a measure of obesity in Australian white Caucasian and Australian Sri Lankan children

@inproceedings{Wickramasinghe2005ValidityOB,
  title={Validity of BMI as a measure of obesity in Australian white Caucasian and Australian Sri Lankan children},
  author={V P Wickramasinghe and Geoffrey John Cleghorn and Kelli A Edmiston and Alexia J Murphy and Rebecca Abbott and Peter Stephen Wynford Davies},
  year={2005}
}
Background: Body mass index (BMI) is used to diagnose obesity. However, its ability to predict the percentage fat mass (%FM) reliably is doubtful. Therefore validity of BMI as a diagnostic tool of obesity is questioned. Aim: This study is focused on determining the ability of BMI-based cut-off values in diagnosing obesity among Australian children of white Caucasian and Sri Lankan origin. Subjects and methods: Height and weight was measured and BMI (W/H2) calculated. Total body water was… CONTINUE READING

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