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dc.contributor.authorBassali, Reda
dc.contributor.authorWaller, Jennifer L
dc.contributor.authorGower, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorAllison, Jerry
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Catherine L.
dc.date.accessioned2023-12-12T16:12:43Z
dc.date.available2023-12-12T16:12:43Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationBassali, R., Waller, J. L., Gower, B., Allison, J., & Davis, C. L. (2010). Utility of waist circumference percentile for risk evaluation in obese children. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 5(1), 97-101. https://doi.org/10.3109/17477160903111722en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/624941
dc.description.abstractObjective. Increased waist circumference has been shown to contribute to cardiovascular risk in obese adults. This study was designed to examine whether routinely assessing waist circumference in obese children adds predictive value for the development of diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors. Methods. This is a cross-sectional study on a community sample of 188 apparently healthy obese children 711 years, 60% black, 39% male. Anthropometry, fasting lipid profile, oral glucose tolerance test, and magnetic resonance imaging of abdominal fat were done. High waist circumference was defined as ≥ 90 th percentile for age and sex. Statistical analyses were done to examine the relationship between waist circumference and the different cardiovascular risk factors. Results. Those with a high waist circumference had significantly lower high-density lipoprotein, higher triglycerides, fasting insulin, insulin response to glucose, subcutaneous and visceral abdominal fat than those with a normal waist circumference. Children with a high waist circumference were 3.6 times more likely than those with a normal waist status to have a low high-density lipoprotein level, 3.0 times more likely to have high triglycerides, and 3.7 times more likely to have a high fasting insulin level. Conclusions. Obese children with waist circumference at or above the 90th percentile are at higher risk for dyslipidemia and insulin resistance than obese children with normal waist circumference. These results indicate that routine waist circumference evaluation in obese children may help clinicians identify which obese children are at greater risk of diabetes and other cardiovascular disease.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Onlineen_US
dc.relation.url10.3109/17477160903111722en_US
dc.titleUtility of waist circumference percentile for risk evaluation in obese childrenen_US
dc.typeAbstracten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGEORGIA PREVENTION INSTITUTEen_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Pediatric Obesityen_US
dc.description.advisorCatherine Davis, MS.Phden_US


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