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Table 1 A summary of population studies on children's waist circumference

From: Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio of Hong Kong Chinese children

Countries Sample size Age range Year of data Authors/publication year
Italya F 1418, M 1440 6–14 1993 Zannolli et al., 1996 [19]
Spainb F 659, M 701 6–14.9 1996 Moreno et al., 1999 [20]
Cyprusa F 1214, M 1258 6–17 1999–2000 Savva et al., 2001 [21]
UKb F 3585, M 4770 5–16.9 1988 McCarthy et al., 2001 [22]
Canadac F 1524, M 1540 10.5–18.5 1981 Katzmarzyk, 2004 [23]
USAd F 4944, M 4769 2–18 1988–94 Fernandez et al., 2004 [24]
Netherlandsb F 7018, M 7482 0–21 1996–1997 Fredriks et al., 2005 [25]
Australiaa F 4162, M 4277 7–15 1985 Eisenmann et al., 2005 [26]
Iranb F 10858, M 10253 6–18 2003–2004 Kelishadi et al., 2007 [27]
Present studyb F 7370, M 7472 6–18 2005–2006  
  1. WC measured at a at umbilical level, b midway between the lowest rib and the superior border of the iliac crest, c at the point of noticeable waist narrowing, d just above the uppermost lateral border of the right ilium
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