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Accuracy Of Neck Circumference In Classifying Overweight And Obese Us Children, Youngwon Kim, Jung-Min Lee, Kelly Laursen, Yang Bai, Glenn A. Gaesser, Gregory J. Welk Jan 2014

Accuracy Of Neck Circumference In Classifying Overweight And Obese Us Children, Youngwon Kim, Jung-Min Lee, Kelly Laursen, Yang Bai, Glenn A. Gaesser, Gregory J. Welk

Health and Kinesiology Faculty Publications

Objective. To evaluate classification accuracy of NC and compare it with body mass index (BMI) in identifying overweight/obese US children. Methods. Data were collected from 92 children (boys: 61) aged 7 to 13 over a 2-year period. NC, BMI, and percent of body fat (BF%) were measured in each child and their corresponding cut-off values were applied to classify the children as being overweight/obese. Classification accuracy of NC and BMI was systematically investigated for boys and girls in relation to true overweight/obesity categorization as assessed with a criterion measure of BF% (i.e., Bod Pod). Results. For ...