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Waist-to-height ratio: a simple option for determining excess central adiposity in young people

Published on Jun 1, 2008in International Journal of Obesity 4.51
· DOI :10.1038/ijo.2008.51
Sarah P. Garnett31
Estimated H-index: 31
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Louise A. Baur66
Estimated H-index: 66
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Christopher T. Cowell53
Estimated H-index: 53
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Published on Sep 1, 2007in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 6.57
Sarah P. Garnett31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Children's Hospital at Westmead),
Louise A. Baur66
Estimated H-index: 66
(Children's Hospital at Westmead)
+ 2 AuthorsChristopher T. Cowell53
Estimated H-index: 53
(Children's Hospital at Westmead)
Background: Body mass index (BMI) may not indicate the level of central adiposity associated with the clustering of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Hence, it has been recommended that waist circumference be used as an alternative measure. Objective: The objective was to investigate whether waist circumference in midchildhood is more effective at predicting cardiovascular disease risk clustering in adolescence than is BMI. Design: Anthropometric measurements were made in 342 children a...
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Published on Jul 1, 2007in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 6.57
David S. Freedman62
Estimated H-index: 62
(Tulane University),
Henry S. Kahn41
Estimated H-index: 41
(Tulane University)
+ 4 AuthorsGerald S. Berenson105
Estimated H-index: 105
(Tulane University)
Background: Several investigators have concluded that the waist-to-height ratio is more strongly associated with cardiovascular disease risk factors than is the body mass index (BMI; in kg/m 2 ). Objectives: We examined the relation of the BMI-for-age z score and waist-to-height ratio to risk factors (lipids, fasting insulin, and blood pressures). We also compared the abilities of these 2 indexes to identify children with adverse risk factors. Design: Children aged 5-17 y (n = 2498) in the Bogal...
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Published on Feb 1, 2007in Journal of the American College of Cardiology 18.64
Courtney J. Jolliffe4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Queen's University),
JanssenIan65
Estimated H-index: 65
(Queen's University)
Objectives The study objectives were to develop age-specific adolescent metabolic syndrome (MetS) criteria that were linked to the health-based Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) adult criteria. Background There has been no consistency in the criteria used to diagnose the MetS in adolescents. Studies have either applied adult criteria or arbitrarily chosen adolescent high-risk cut-points. Methods The adolescent (12 to 19 years old) MetS criteria developed...
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Published on Jun 1, 2006in International Journal of Obesity 4.51
H. D. McCarthy9
Estimated H-index: 9
(London Metropolitan University),
Margaret Ashwell28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Oxford Brookes University)
A study of central fatness using waist-to-height ratios in UK children and adolescents over two decades supports the simple message – ‘keep your waist circumference to less than half your height’
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Published on Sep 5, 2005in Acta Paediatrica 2.27
P. S. W. Davies49
Estimated H-index: 49
(UQ: University of Queensland),
Joey C. Eisenmann49
Estimated H-index: 49
(Iowa State University)
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article about waist circumference percentiles for seven to fifteen-year-old Australian children, that was published in the previous issue of the journal.
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Published on Apr 1, 2005in The Journal of Pediatrics 3.74
Henry S. Kahn41
Estimated H-index: 41
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),
Giuseppina Imperatore57
Estimated H-index: 57
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),
Yiling J. Cheng38
Estimated H-index: 38
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Objective Determine whether waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) or sex- and age-specific percentiles of body mass index (BMI) better identifies cardiovascular risk. Study design The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) provided measurements on 7657 participants statistically weighted to represent 50.05 million youth 4 to 17 years of age. We estimated the subpopulations corresponding to BMI strata that were normal ( Results 726 participants (representing 3.69 million youth...
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Published on Jul 1, 2004in International Journal of Obesity 4.51
Marie Lambert36
Estimated H-index: 36
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Paradis G12
Estimated H-index: 12
+ 3 AuthorsEmile Levy55
Estimated H-index: 55
Insulin resistance syndrome in a representative sample of children and adolescents from Quebec, Canada
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Published on Nov 1, 2001in International Journal of Obesity 4.51
Sarah P. Garnett31
Estimated H-index: 31
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Christopher T. Cowell53
Estimated H-index: 53
+ 5 AuthorsT. J. C. Boulton16
Estimated H-index: 16
BACKGROUND: Studies examining the foetal origins hypothesis suggest that small birth size may be a marker of foetal adaptations that programme future propensity to adult disease. We explore the hypothesis that birth size may relate to fat distribution in childhood and that fat distribution may be a link between birth size and adult disease. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between birth size and abdominal fat, blood pressure, lipids, insulin and insulin:glucose ratio in prepubertal chi...
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Published on May 6, 2000in BMJ 27.60
Tim Cole118
Estimated H-index: 118
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Mary C Bellizzi3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 1 AuthorsWilliam H. Dietz97
Estimated H-index: 97
Objective To develop an internationally acceptable definition of child overweight and obesity, specifying the measurement, the reference population, and the age and sex specific cut off points. Design International survey of six large nationally representative cross sectional growth studies. Setting Brazil, Great Britain, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States. Subjects 97 876 males and 94 851 females from birth to 25 years of age. Main outcome measure Body mass index (weig...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in European Journal of Nutrition 4.45
Nahid Rafie4
Estimated H-index: 4
(IUMS: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences),
Sahar Golpour Hamedani1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IUMS: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences)
+ 2 AuthorsSayyed Morteza Safavi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(IUMS: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences)
Purpose There are epidemiologic studies indicating a positive correlation between high sodium and low potassium intake and body mass index. Therefore, this study was conducted in a cross-sectional sample of Iranian children and adolescents to evaluate the link between 24-h urinary Na:K ratio and risk of obesity.
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Published on Mar 29, 2019in International Journal of Obesity 4.51
Henry S. Kahn41
Estimated H-index: 41
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),
Jasmin Divers34
Estimated H-index: 34
(Wake Forest University)
+ 5 AuthorsSharon Saydah37
Estimated H-index: 37
(CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) estimates cardiometabolic risk in youth without need for growth charts by sex and age. Questions remain about whether waist circumference measured per protocol of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (WNHAHtR) or World Health Organization (WWHOHtR) can better predict blood pressures and lipid parameters in youth. WHtR was measured under both anthropometric protocols among participants in the SEARCH Study, who were recently diagnosed with diabetes ...
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Published on Jan 2, 2019in European Journal of Nutrition 4.45
Mehdi Mollahosseini2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tehran University of Medical Sciences),
Mohammad Hossein Rahimi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
+ 2 AuthorsKhadijeh Mirzaei11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
Purpose Gene-dietary patterns may contribute to determining body composition and related biochemical indices. The aim of this study was to evaluate interactions between rs1333048 polymorphism and major dietary patterns on body fat percentage, general and central obesity, and related biochemical measurements.
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Zeinab Ahadi5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Maryam Bahreynian9
Estimated H-index: 9
+ 8 AuthorsTahereh Aminaei1
Estimated H-index: 1
The present study aims to explore the association of anthropometric indices and cardio-metabolic risk factors in normal-weight children and adolescents. This cross-sectional nationwide study was conducted in 2015 among 4200 Iranian school students aged 7-18 years. They were selected using a multi-stage cluster random sampling method. Anthropometric indices and cardio-metabolic risk factors including fasting blood glucose (FBG), lipid profile and blood pressure (BP) were measured using standard p...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 5.61
Hoi Lun Cheng9
Estimated H-index: 9
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Amanda Sainsbury48
Estimated H-index: 48
(USYD: University of Sydney)
+ 5 AuthorsKatharine Steinbeck32
Estimated H-index: 32
(USYD: University of Sydney)
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Published on Jun 1, 2018in Pediatric Diabetes 3.35
Yoon Hi Cho10
Estimated H-index: 10
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Maria E. Craig42
Estimated H-index: 42
(UNSW: University of New South Wales)
+ 2 AuthorsKim C. Donaghue42
Estimated H-index: 42
(USYD: University of Sydney)
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Published on Mar 28, 2018in PLOS ONE 2.78
Anne-Sophie Wedell-Neergaard4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Rikke Krogh-Madsen23
Estimated H-index: 23
+ 4 AuthorsHelle Bruunsgaard40
Estimated H-index: 40
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Italian Journal of Pediatrics 1.73
Francesca Santomauro8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Health Science University),
Chiara Lorini9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Health Science University)
+ 4 AuthorsGuglielmo Bonaccorsi9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Health Science University)
Background Visceral obesity in children increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. To evaluate overweight children, in addition to Body Mass Index (BMI), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) can be used to predict cardiometabolic risk. The goal of this study is to describe WHtR in a sample of Tuscan children.
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Obesity Research & Clinical Practice 2.06
Stéphane Frayon6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of New Caledonia),
Yolande Cavaloc2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of New Caledonia)
+ 4 AuthorsOlivier Galy11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of New Caledonia)
Summary Introduction Waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) is a simple anthropometric proxy for central body fat; it is easy to use from a health education perspective. A WHtR value >0.5 has been proposed as a first level indicator of health risk. The first aim of this study was to compare WHtR with values based on body mass index (BMI) in their prediction of the percentage of body fat (%BF) in a multi-ethnic population of adolescents from New-Caledonia (age 11–16year). Secondly, to see whether WHtR >0.5...
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