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Article: The use of waist-to-stature ratio to identify underweight and overweight in adolescents

TitleThe use of waist-to-stature ratio to identify underweight and overweight in adolescents
Authors
KeywordsAdolescents
Body mass index
Chinese
Obesity
Waist circumference
Waist-to-stature ratio
Issue Date2010
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17477166.asp
Citation
International Journal Of Pediatric Obesity, 2010, v. 5 n. 5, p. 390-395 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives. To examine the percentile distribution of waist-to-stature ratio (WSR) and derive WSR cut-offs for underweight, normal weight, and overweight based on the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) and local weight-for-height standards in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. Methods. In the Hong Kong Student Obesity Surveillance project in 20062007, height, weight and waist circumference of 13 568 (40.3% boys) Chinese adolescents aged 1218 were measured. Smoothed percentile distributions of WSR by age and sex were examined using Lambda-Mu-Sigma (LMS) regression. The sex- and age-specific WSR values corresponding to underweight and overweight, as defined by the IOTF and local weight-for-height standards, were determined using receiver operating characteristic curves. Results. The percentile values of WSR were stable across age in both sexes. In general, WSR values of 0.40 and 0.46 corresponded to underweight and overweight, respectively, as defined by both IOTF and local weight-for-height standards. As a reference for normal weight status, the median weight-for-height values corresponded to a WSR value of 0.42 in most sex-age subgroups. Conclusion. Sex and age independent WSR cut-off values for underweight, median weight and overweight in Hong Kong adolescents were identified. WSR is potentially a practical indicator for adolescents to monitor their weight status. © 2010 Informa Healthcare.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125623
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
University Research Committee,
University of Hong Kong
Funding Information:

The study was supported by the Strategic Research Theme on Public Health, University Research Committee, and the University of Hong Kong.

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dc.contributor.authorMak, KKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, WSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorThomas, NGen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, AMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T11:42:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T11:42:04Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Pediatric Obesity, 2010, v. 5 n. 5, p. 390-395en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1747-7166en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjectives. To examine the percentile distribution of waist-to-stature ratio (WSR) and derive WSR cut-offs for underweight, normal weight, and overweight based on the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) and local weight-for-height standards in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. Methods. In the Hong Kong Student Obesity Surveillance project in 20062007, height, weight and waist circumference of 13 568 (40.3% boys) Chinese adolescents aged 1218 were measured. Smoothed percentile distributions of WSR by age and sex were examined using Lambda-Mu-Sigma (LMS) regression. The sex- and age-specific WSR values corresponding to underweight and overweight, as defined by the IOTF and local weight-for-height standards, were determined using receiver operating characteristic curves. Results. The percentile values of WSR were stable across age in both sexes. In general, WSR values of 0.40 and 0.46 corresponded to underweight and overweight, respectively, as defined by both IOTF and local weight-for-height standards. As a reference for normal weight status, the median weight-for-height values corresponded to a WSR value of 0.42 in most sex-age subgroups. Conclusion. Sex and age independent WSR cut-off values for underweight, median weight and overweight in Hong Kong adolescents were identified. WSR is potentially a practical indicator for adolescents to monitor their weight status. © 2010 Informa Healthcare.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Pediatric Obesityen_HK
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_HK
dc.subjectBody mass indexen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectObesityen_HK
dc.subjectWaist circumferenceen_HK
dc.subjectWaist-to-stature ratioen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Heighten_HK
dc.subject.meshChilden_HK
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differentialen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshOverweight - diagnosis - epidemiology - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillanceen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshThinness - diagnosis - epidemiology - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshWaist Circumferenceen_HK
dc.titleThe use of waist-to-stature ratio to identify underweight and overweight in adolescentsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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