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Anthropometry of height, weight, arm, wrist, abdominal circumference and body mass index, for Bolivian adolescents 12 to 18 years; Bolivian adolescent percentile values from the MESA study

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dc.contributor.author Baya Botti, A.
dc.contributor.author Pérez-Cueto, F. J. A.
dc.contributor.author Vasquez Monllor, P. A.
dc.contributor.author Kolsteren, P. W.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-14T13:18:04Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-14T13:18:04Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 0212-1611
dc.identifier.other ITG-H1B
dc.identifier.other ITG-H2B
dc.identifier.other ITG-HLA
dc.identifier.other HEALTH
dc.identifier.other U-VOED
dc.identifier.other UPD16
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT
dc.identifier.other FTA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/2732
dc.description.abstract Anthropometry is important as clinical tool for individual follow-up as well as for planning and health policymaking at population level. Recent references of Bolivian Adolescents are not available. The aim of this cross sectional study was to provide age and sex specific centile values and charts of Body Mass Index, height, weight, arm, wrist and abdominal circumference from Bolivian Adolescents. Data from the MEtabolic Syndrome in adolescents (MESA) study was used. Thirty-two Bolivian clusters from urban and rural areas were selected randomly considering population proportions, 3445 school going adolescents, 12 to 18 y, 45% males; 55% females underwent anthropometric evaluation by trained personnel using standardized protocols for all interviews and examinations. Weight, height, wrist, arm and abdominal circumference data were collected. Body Mass Index was calculated. Smoothed age- and gender specific 3rd, 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 85th, 90th, 95th and 97th Bolivian adolescent percentiles(BAP) and Charts(BAC) where derived using LMS regression. Percentile-based reference data for the antropometrics of for Bolivian Adolescents are presented for the first time. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Adolescents en
dc.subject Anthropometry en
dc.subject Growth monitoring en
dc.subject Reference values en
dc.subject Body mass index en
dc.subject BMI en
dc.subject Body height en
dc.subject Body weight en
dc.subject Abdominal circumference en
dc.subject Waist circumference en
dc.subject Bolivia en
dc.subject America, Latin en
dc.title Anthropometry of height, weight, arm, wrist, abdominal circumference and body mass index, for Bolivian adolescents 12 to 18 years; Bolivian adolescent percentile values from the MESA study en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 3 en
dc.citation.jtitle Nutrición Hospitalaria en
dc.citation.volume 24 en
dc.citation.pages 304-311 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation Nutr Hosp en


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