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Volume 7 Issue 10 (October, 2019)

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Assessment of waist circumference in school children
Gangadhar.S.Sansuddi

Background: Central obesity is associated with clustering of cardiovascular risk factors. The present study was conducted to assess waist circumference in school children. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 120 children age ranged 7- 12 years of both gender. WC-IC was measured in the horizontal plane at the superior border of the right iliac crest. WC-mid was measured in the horizontal plane midway between lowest rib and the iliac crest. Results: Out of 120 subjects, boys were 60 and girls were 60. A significant difference in waist circumference at WC-IC and WC- mid in both boys and girls at different age groups (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that there was significant difference in waist circumference in both boys and girls at different age groups. Key words: Children, Rib, Waist circumference

 
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