Measures of waist circumference

Paul B. Higgins, Anthony G. Comuzzie

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Abstract

Waist circumference measurement is recommended in the clinical assessment of obesity and is a useful marker of total and abdominal body fat in genetic and epidemiologic research. Waist circumference measurement is non-invasive and is easily accomplished by trained observers in clinical and research settings. Consensus on the most appropriate measurement location has yet to be reached and several different sites and measurement protocols have been proposed. The importance of developing a systematic approach for identifying and marking the measurement site, positioning the tape, and recording the measurement cannot be understated. In this chapter, we present a description of the measurement of waist circumference. We include information on tape measures, measurement sites, and measurement guidelines. We present a detailed outline that will help clinicians and researchers to efficiently and reliably obtain accurate measurements of waist circumference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Anthropometry
Subtitle of host publicationPhysical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages881-891
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781441917881
ISBN (Print)9781441917874
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Waist Circumference
Tape Recording
Abdominal Fat
Genetic Research
Adipose Tissue
Obesity
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Guidelines
Research

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  • Medicine(all)

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Higgins, P. B., & Comuzzie, A. G. (2012). Measures of waist circumference. In Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease (pp. 881-891). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1788-1_51

Measures of waist circumference. / Higgins, Paul B.; Comuzzie, Anthony G.

Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease. Springer New York, 2012. p. 881-891.

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Higgins, PB & Comuzzie, AG 2012, Measures of waist circumference. in Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease. Springer New York, pp. 881-891. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1788-1_51
Higgins PB, Comuzzie AG. Measures of waist circumference. In Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease. Springer New York. 2012. p. 881-891 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1788-1_51
Higgins, Paul B. ; Comuzzie, Anthony G. / Measures of waist circumference. Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease. Springer New York, 2012. pp. 881-891
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