Assessing Factors Related to Waist Circumference and Obesity: Application of a Latent Variable Model

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Dalvand, Sahar ; Koohpayehzadeh, Jalil ; Karimlou, Masoud ; Asgari, Fereshteh ; Rafei, Ali ; Seifi, Behjat ; Niksima, Seyed Hassan ; Bakhshi, Enayatollah (2015)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, volume 2,015 (issn: 1687-9805, eissn: 1687-9813)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4681816, doi: 10.1155/2015/893198
  • Subject: Research Article | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Article Subject

Background. Because the use of BMI (Body Mass Index) alone as a measure of adiposity has been criticized, in the present study our aim was to fit a latent variable model to simultaneously examine the factors that affect waist circumference (continuous outcome) and obesi... View more
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