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Table 1 Anthropometric variables and derived values in the present study: technique of measurements or equation for calculation

From: Anthropometric and metabolic pattern in obese Egyptian children: its association with C-reactive protein

MeasurementsEquipment, technique, or equation
WeightUsing standard weighing scale (to the nearest kg)
HeightUsing a stadiometer (to the nearest cm)
Waist circumference (WC)By applying the non-stretchable tape at the midway level between the highest point of the iliac crest and costal margin at quiet respiration [8]
Hip circumference (HC)By applying the non-stretchable tape at the level of the highest protrusion of the buttocks [9]
Body mass index (BMI)BMI = body weight (in kg) divided by (height)2 (in m2 ) [7]
Waist to hip ratio (WHR)WHR = waist circumference (in cm) divided by hip circumference (in cm) [8]