LMS Tables For Waist Circumference And Waist-height Ratio In Colombian Adults: Analysis Of Nationwide Data 2010 Academic Article


  • Background/Objectives:Indices predictive of central obesity include waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR). These data are lacking for Colombian adults. This study aims at establishing smoothed centile charts and LMS tables for WC and WHtR; appropriate cutoffs were selected using receiver-operating characteristic analysis based on data from the representative sample.Subjects/Methods:We used data from the cross-sectional, national representative nutrition survey (ENSIN, 2010). A total of 83 220 participants (aged 20-64) were enroled. Weight, height, body mass index (BMI), WC and WHtR were measured and percentiles calculated using the LMS method (L (curve Box-Cox), M (curve median), and S (curve coefficient of variation)). Receiver operating characteristics curve analyses were used to evaluate the optimal cutoff point of WC and WHtR for overweight and obesity based on WHO definitions.Results:Reference values for WC and WHtR are presented. Mean WC and WHtR increased with age for both genders. We found a strong positive correlation between WC and BMI (r=0.847, P<0.01) and WHtR and BMI (r=0.878, P

publication date

  • 2016/10/1


  • 48


  • Abdominal Obesity
  • Body Mass Index
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Obesity
  • ROC Curve
  • Reference Values
  • Waist Circumference
  • Waist-Height Ratio
  • Weights and Measures

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3007

number of pages

  • 8

start page

  • 1189

end page

  • 1196