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Waist circumferences of chilean students: Comparison of the CDC-2012 standard and proposed percentile curves
The measurement of waist circumference (WC) is considered to be an important means to control overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. The objectives of the study were to (a) compare the WC measurements of Chilean ...
Physical growth and biological maturation of children and adolescents: Proposed reference curves
The study of physical growth variables in terms of chronological age and biological maturation may provide a common reference point to reflect on the occurrence of body dimensions in and between individuals. The objectives ...
Reference standards to assess physical fitness of children and adolescents of Brazil: An approach to the students of the Lake Itaipú region—Brazil
Background. The importance of assessing body fat variables and physical fitness tests plays an important role in monitoring the level of activity and physical fitness of the general population. The objective of this study ...
Physical growth and body adiposity curves in students of the Maule Region (Chile)
Objectives: Physical growth and body adiposity patterns provide relevant information to infer the nutritional and health status of students. Our objectives were (a) to compare the variables of body adiposity and physical ...