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Is BMI a valid indicator of overweight and obesity for adolescents?

Karchynskaya et al.
Used Parameters : PBF

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Slovakia

Journal : Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health

Background: Overweight and obesity are mostly monitored via the Body Mass Index (BMI), based on self-reported or measured height and weight. Previous studies have shown that BMI as a measure of obesity can introduce important misclassification problems. The aim of this study was to assess the validity of overweight and obesity classification based on self-reported and on measured height and weight versus the proportion of body fat as the criterion. Methods: We used data on 782 adolescents (mean age= 13.5, 55.8% boys) from …
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