Validity of self-measured waist circumference in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

  title={Validity of self-measured waist circumference in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease},
  author={Ana Mar{\'i}a Contardo Ayala and Giel Nijpels and Jeroen Lakerveld},
  journal={BMC Medicine},
BackgroundWaist circumference (WC) is used to indirectly measure abdominal adipose tissue and the associated risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Because of its easy implementation and low cost, self-measured WC is commonly used as a screening tool. However, discrepancies between self-measured and objectively measured WC may result in misclassification of individuals when using established cut-off values. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy… 

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