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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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VILLCA VILLEGAS, Jose Luis; CHAVEZ-SOLIZ, Helem Rocio; MAMANI ORTIZ, Yercin  and  AREVALO GONZALES, Mary Rossana.   Correlation and concordance of circunference waist and waist to height index with body mass index . Gac Med Bol [online]. 2019, vol.42, n.2, pp.122-126. ISSN 1012-2966.

Objective: to analyze the correlation and concordance between Waist Circumference and Waist-Height Ratio with Body Mass Index according to ATP-III and IDF for Sudamerica and Europe criteria in adults. Methods: an observational, analytical and cross-sectional study was carried out in 339 patients. The variables were gender, age, weight, height, body mass index, waist circumference, waist-height ratio and diagnosis under inclusion and exclusion criteria stablished by Seguro Social Universitario of the Universidad Mayor of San Simón. It was calculated the Chi-squared test, Pearson´s correlation, Cronbach´s alpha reliability and Kappa concordance coefficients. Results: the 66,4% of the sample is female. There is more correlation (0.65) and concordance (0.32) between Waist Circumference and Waist-Height Ratio with Body Mass Index in males. Conclusion: there is a better correlation and reliability between clinical risk indicators and cut points to, Waist Circumference and Waist-Height Ratio according to ATP-III criteria, with Body Mass Index in the evaluated population.

Keywords : body mass index; waist circumference; waist-height ratio; overweight; obesity abdominal.

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