Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio percentiles in a nationally representative sample of 6-13 year old children in Switzerland

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Aeberli, Isabelle; Gut-Knabenhans, Marisa; Kusche-Ammann, Rachel S.; Molinari, Luciano; Zimmermann, Michael B.;
  • Publisher: EMH Swiss Medical Publishers Ltd
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5167/uzh-57724, doi: 10.4414/smw.2011.13227, doi: 10.3929/ethz-b-000038899
  • Subject: adolescents | 610 Medicine & health | cardiovascular-disease | hip ratio | body-mass index | youth | metabolic syndrome | disease risk-factors | fat | Waist circumference; Waist-to-height ratio; Body fat; Body mass index; Overweight; Children | reference curves | Clinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology | obesity

OBJECTIVES: Central obesity, measured as waist circumference (WC), is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes already in children. The ratio of waist circumference to height (WHtR) is a further indicator for body shape. International reference v... View more
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