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dc.contributor.authorGómez-Campos R.
dc.contributor.authorAndruske C.L.
dc.contributor.authorHespanhol J.
dc.contributor.authorTorres J.S.
dc.contributor.authorArruda M.
dc.contributor.authorLuarte-Rocha C.
dc.contributor.authorCossio-Bolaños M.A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:19:55Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:19:55Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier10.3390/ijerph120707712
dc.identifier.citation12, 7, 7712-7724
dc.identifier.issn16617827
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/4813
dc.descriptionThe measurement of waist circumference (WC) is considered to be an important means to control overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. The objectives of the study were to (a) compare the WC measurements of Chilean students with the international CDC-2012 standard and other international standards, and (b) propose a specific measurement value for the WC of Chilean students based on age and sex. A total of 3892 students (6 to 18 years old) were assessed. Weight, height, body mass index (BMI), and WC were measured. WC was compared with the CDC-2012 international standard. Percentiles were constructed based on the LMS method. Chilean males had a greater WC during infancy. Subsequently, in late adolescence, males showed values lower than those of the international standards. Chilean females demonstrated values similar to the standards until the age of 12. Subsequently, females showed lower values. The 85th and 95th percentiles were adopted as cutoff points for evaluating overweight and obesity based on age and sex. The WC of Chilean students differs from the CDC-2012 curves. The regional norms proposed are a means to identify children and adolescents with a high risk of suffering from overweight and obesity disorders. © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.subjectAdolescents
dc.subjectChildren
dc.subjectChile
dc.subjectPercentiles
dc.subjectWaist circumference
dc.subjectadolescence
dc.subjectobesity
dc.subjectstudent
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectbody height
dc.subjectbody mass
dc.subjectbody weight
dc.subjectCDC 2012 standard
dc.subjectchild
dc.subjectChile
dc.subjectChilean
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectcross-sectional study
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthealth care policy
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjecthuman experiment
dc.subjectintermethod comparison
dc.subjectKolmogorov Smirnov test
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmeasurement
dc.subjectnormal human
dc.subjectnutritional assessment
dc.subjectnutritional status
dc.subjectphysical activity
dc.subjectpreschool child
dc.subjectprobability
dc.subjectproposed percentile curve
dc.subjectreference database
dc.subjectschool child
dc.subjectsex difference
dc.subjectsocioeconomics
dc.subjectstandard
dc.subjectwaist circumference
dc.subjectyoung adult
dc.subjectobesity
dc.subjectphysiology
dc.subjectpublic health service
dc.subjectstudent
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectwaist circumference
dc.subjectChile
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectBody Mass Index
dc.subjectBody Weight
dc.subjectCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectChile
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studies
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectObesity
dc.subjectStudents
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectWaist Circumference
dc.titleWaist circumferences of chilean students: Comparison of the CDC-2012 standard and proposed percentile curves
dc.typeArticle


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