Validity of self-measured waist and hip circumferences: results from a community study in Malaysia

Daniel Reidpath, Julius Chee Ho Cheah, Fui Ching Lam, Shajahan Yasin, Ireneous Ngmenlanaa Soyiri, Pascale Allotey

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Measures of central adiposity are better predictors of adverse health events than BMI. Nonetheless, BMI is more widely used in health research. One reason for this may be the limited research supporting the self-measurement of waist and hip circumference. The lack of validity studies is particularly acute in Asia. The main objective was to establish the validity of self-measurement of waist and hip circumference in a community setting and the correlation of those measures with BMI, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 5
Number of pages5
JournalNutrition Journal
Issue number1 (Art. No.: 135)
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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