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Waist circumference as an indicator of body fat and metabolic disorders in adolescents: a comparison of four criteria

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dc.contributor.author Pereira, Patrícia Feliciano
dc.contributor.author Serrano, Hiara Miguel Stanciola
dc.contributor.author Carvalho, Gisele Queiroz
dc.contributor.author Lamounier, Joel Alves
dc.contributor.author Peluzio, Maria do Carmo Gouveia
dc.contributor.author Franceschini, Silvia do Carmo Castro
dc.contributor.author Priore, Silvia Eloiza
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-30T16:51:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-30T16:51:36Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-31
dc.identifier.issn 1806-9282
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-42302010000600014
dc.identifier.uri http://www.locus.ufv.br/handle/123456789/12539
dc.description.abstract To evaluate the diagnostic validity of four waist circumference reference tables in female adolescents for detection of lipid abnormalities, hyperinsulinemia, high homeostasis model assessment (HOMA), hyperleptinemia, and high body adiposity. We evaluated 113 adolescents aged between 14 and 19 years enrolled in public schools of Viçosa (state of Minas Gerais, Brazil). Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, insulin and leptin levels were measured. We also measured the percentage of body fat using tetrapolar bioelectrical impedance. Based on the measure of the smallest abdominal diameter, we defined the waist circumference and calculated sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values. Contingency tables for the classification of waist circumference in adolescents were developed for four criteria: Freedman et al., 1999; Taylor et al., 2000; McCarthy et al., 2001; and Moreno et al., 2007. Sensitivity values were generally low in the reference studies evaluated, and the highest values were found in the reference table by McCarthy et al. On the other hand, specificity values were high, especially for the table by Freedman et al. Positive predictive values were more relevant for total cholesterol and body fat percentage. The cutoff points for waist circumference provided by McCarthy et al. proved to be the most suitable for population studies. Because it has higher specificity, the proposal by Freedman et al. is useful for clinical use and can replace high cost tests, which are often unavailable for health professionals, such as those to measure leptin and insulin levels. en
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dc.language.iso eng pt-BR
dc.publisher Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira pt-BR
dc.relation.ispartofseries 56(6): p. 665-669, Aug. 2010 pt-BR
dc.rights Open Access pt-BR
dc.subject Obesity pt-BR
dc.subject Adolescent pt-BR
dc.subject Waist circumference pt-BR
dc.subject Metabolic syndrome X pt-BR
dc.subject Diagnosis pt-BR
dc.title Waist circumference as an indicator of body fat and metabolic disorders in adolescents: a comparison of four criteria en
dc.type Artigo pt-BR


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