What is the best measure of adiposity change in growing children: BMI, BMI %, BMI z-score or BMI centile?

@article{Cole2005WhatIT,
  title={What is the best measure of adiposity change in growing children: BMI, BMI %, BMI z-score or BMI centile?},
  author={Tim James Cole and Myles S. Faith and Angelo Pietrobelli and Moonseong Heo},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={59},
  pages={807-807}
}
Background:Weight control programs for obese children monitor change in body mass index (BMI) adjusted for age. However, change can be measured in several ways: raw (kg/m2) units, percentage, z-scores or centiles. The suitability of the different measures is not known.Aim:To identify the optimal BMI measure for change, whose short-term variability is most… CONTINUE READING