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Table 3 Assessment of quality criteria

From: Health indices for the evaluation and monitoring of health in children and adolescents in prevention and health promotion: a scoping review

Index Face validitya Face validityb Construct validitya Construct validityb Consistencya Consistencyb Sensitivitya Sensitivityb Feasibility Defined
Body Mass Index (BMI) Yes Yes [48] Yes Yes Discussed Yes Yes Yes Primary data Yes [48]
BMI percentiles for age and sex Yes Yes [48] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Primary data Yes [48]
BMI z-scores for age and sex Yes Yes [48] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Primary data Yes [48]
Waist-to-height ratio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [49] Yes Yes [49] Primary data Yes [50, 51]
Waist-to-hip ratio Yes Yes [52] Yes Yes Yes Yes [52] Yes Yes [52] Primary data Yes [52]
Mid-arm muscle circumference (MAMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n.a.c n.r.d Primary data Yes [13]
Ponderal index Yes Yes [53] Yes Yes [53] Yes Yes [53] Yes Yes [53] Primary data Yes [27]
1-min Apgar score Yes Yes [54] n.a. n.r. No No [54] n.a. n.r. Routine data Yes [54]
5-min Apgar score Yes Yes [54] n.a. n.r. No No [54] n.a. n.r. Routine data Yes [54]
Perinatal health index Yes n.r. n.a. n.r. Discussed Yes No No Routine data Yes
Decayed, missing and filled surfaces (DMFS) Yes Yes [55] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [55] Primary data, routine data Yes
Decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) Yes Yes [55] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [55] Primary data Yes
Significant Caries Index (SIC index) Yes Yes [55] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [55] Primary data Yes
Deft index (for primary/baby teeth) Yes Yes [55] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Primary data Yes
Oral Hygiene Index (simplified) OHI(S) n.a. n.r. n.a. n.r. Yes Yes Yes Yes Primary date Yes
Healthy Lifestyle Index (HLI) Discussed Discussed Yes Yes Discussed n.r. No No Primary data Yes
Health Utilities Index (HUI) Yes Yes [56] n.a. n.r. Discussed Yes [56] Yes Yes [56] Primary data Yes
Health indicators for Swedish children No No n.a. n.r. Yes Yes Yes Yes Routine data Yes
  1. aassessment of the reviewer
  2. bas described in the identified paper or further literature; references for information from further literature are cited
  3. cn.a. indicates that the reviewer could not make a reasoned assessment and statement due to missing information on the quality criterion in the identified studies or further literature
  4. dn.r. indicates that the information is not reported