LMS Tables For Waist Circumference And Waist-height Ratio In Colombian Adults: Analysis Of Nationwide Data 2010

R. Ramírez-Vélez, J. E. Correa-Bautista, J. Martínez-Torres, J. F. Méneses-Echavez, K. González-Ruiz, E. González-Jiménez, J. Schmidt-Riovalle, F. Lobelo

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Abstract

Background/Objectives:Indices predictive of central obesity include waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR). These data are lacking for Colombian adults. This study aims at establishing smoothed centile charts and LMS tables for WC and WHtR; appropriate cutoffs were selected using receiver-operating characteristic analysis based on data from the representative sample.Subjects/Methods:We used data from the cross-sectional, national representative nutrition survey (ENSIN, 2010). A total of 83 220 participants (aged 20-64) were enroled. Weight, height, body mass index (BMI), WC and WHtR were measured and percentiles calculated using the LMS method (L (curve Box-Cox), M (curve median), and S (curve coefficient of variation)). Receiver operating characteristics curve analyses were used to evaluate the optimal cutoff point of WC and WHtR for overweight and obesity based on WHO definitions.Results:Reference values for WC and WHtR are presented. Mean WC and WHtR increased with age for both genders. We found a strong positive correlation between WC and BMI (r=0.847, P<0.01) and WHtR and BMI (r=0.878, P
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1189-1196
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume48
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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