Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio in Norwegian children 4-18 years of age: reference values and cut-off levels.

@article{Brannsether2011WaistCA,
  title={Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio in Norwegian children 4-18 years of age: reference values and cut-off levels.},
  author={Bente Brannsether and Mathieu Roelants and Robert Bjerknes and P{\'e}tur Benedikt J{\'u}l{\'i}usson},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2011},
  volume={100 12},
  pages={1576-82}
}
AIM To establish reference values for waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio of Norwegian children. MATERIAL Data were collected in 2003-2006 as part of a cross-sectional study, including 5725 children 4-18 years of age. Reference curves were fitted with the LMS method; appropriate cut-offs were selected using receiver operating characteristic analysis. RESULTS Reference values for waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio are presented. Mean waist circumference increased with… CONTINUE READING
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