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Comparison of body mass index values proposed by Cole et al. (2000) and Must et al. (1991) for identifying obese children with weight-for-height index recommended by the World Health Organization

Comparison of body mass index values proposed by Cole et al. (2000) and Must et al. (1991) for identifying obese children with weight-for-height index recommended by the World Health Organization

Public Health Nutrition 6(3): 307-311

ISSN/ISBN: 1368-9800

PMID: 12740080

DOI: 10.1079/phn2002426

Objectives: To calculate the sensitivity, specificity and agreement of body mass index (BMI) values proposed by Cole et al. and Must et al. with weight-for-height index in the nutritional evaluation of children. Design: Criterion standards for diagnostic tests. Setting: North-east and south-east Brazil. Subjects: Two thousand nine hundred and twenty children studied in Life Pattern Research performed by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics in 1997.

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