Waist-to-height ratio, body mass index and waist circumference for screening paediatric cardio-metabolic risk factors: a meta-analysis.

@article{Lo2016WaisttoheightRB,
  title={Waist-to-height ratio, body mass index and waist circumference for screening paediatric cardio-metabolic risk factors: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Kenneth Kam-Wing Lo and Maria Pik Wong and P Khalechelvam and Wai San Wilson Tam},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2016},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={1258-1275}
}
Waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) is superior to body mass index and waist circumference for measuring adult cardio-metabolic risk factors. However, there is no meta-analysis to evaluate its discriminatory power in children and adolescents. A meta-analysis was conducted using multiple databases, including Embase and Medline. Studies were included that utilized receiver-operating characteristics curve analysis and published area under the receiver-operating characteristics curves (AUC) for adiposity… CONTINUE READING