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A Ramcharitar-Bourne

Predictive Utility of Anthropometric Based Cut-offs in Assessing Excess Adiposity among Preschool Children in a Multiethnic Population

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.485
Pages: 
114-20
Synopsis: 
We evaluated the diagnostic performance of various recommended anthropometric-based cut-offs in identifying excess adiposity in a multi-ethnic, pre-school population. Our results suggested that diagnostic performance was associated with gender and the cut-offs used, but was not associated with ethnicity.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Screening for childhood obesity is a necessary step in developing appropriate and effective interventions. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of various recommended international anthropometric cut-offs based on body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), triceps skinfold (TSF), and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) in predicting excess adiposity (body fat ≥ 25%) in a random sample of Trinidadian preschoolers.

Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016
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