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Validity of self-reported abdominal obesity in Thai adults: A comparison of waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio and waist-to-stature ratio

Lim, Lynette; Sleigh, Adrian; Bain, Christopher; Seubsman, Sam-ang

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Background and aims: Waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-stature ratio (WSR), being common proxy measures of abdominal obesity, are useful tools in epidemiologic studies, but little is known about their validity when the indices are derived from self-reported measurements. We determine and compare the validity of self-reported WC, WHR and WSR in order to identify the optimal index for use in epidemiologic surveys. Methods and Results: Technician- and self-reported...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35478
Source: Nutrition Metabolim and Cardiovascular Diseases
DOI: 10.1016/j.numecd.2010.04.003

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