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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.38 No.2 June 2014. -

The aim of this study was to identify the usefulness of body mass index BMI, waist circumference WC and waist-

-to-hip ratio WHR in screening for obesity in teenagers by using the receiver operating characteristic ROC. To select

the sample set in this cross-sectional study, a stratified random sampling approach was utilized.Weight, height, WC, hip

circumference and body fat percentage BFP were measured in 1118 children of both genders 597 boys and 521 girls,

aged from 10 to 15 years old. Percentiles of BMI and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-United States CDCUS-

growth chart for boys and girls aged from 10 to 15 years old were presented. ROC analyses were then used to evaluate

the performances of three anthropometric indices; BMI, WC and WHR had strong positive correlations with BFP

r=0.49–0.77 in both girls and boys within indicated age group. The area under the curves AUCs were high in both

girls and boys for BMI, 0.795 and 0.893, respectively, and WC, 0.767 and 0.853, respectively, and were a little lower,

0.747 and 0.783, respectively, for WHR. In conclusion, this study demonstrates that the prevalence of being overweight

and obese among teenagers of both sexes in our data set does not differ from CDC-US-growth chart. In addition, BMI

and WC are two important predictors for teenagers to become overweight and obese, while WHR is less useful for this

purpose.

teenagers; obesity; boys; girls; anthropometric indices



Autor: Vatan Kavak - ; icle University, Medical Faculty, Department of Anatomy, Diyarbakir, Turkey Mara Pilmane - ; Riga Stradin, { Univ

Fuente: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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