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