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dc.creatorLiria Domínguez, Reyna Stephanie
dc.creatorPérez Albela Rodríguez, Marcela
dc.creatorVásquez, María Paz
dc.creatorGómez Salas, Georgina
dc.creatorKovalskys, Irina
dc.creatorFisberg, Mauro
dc.creatorCortés Sanabria, Lilia Yadira
dc.creatorYépez García, Martha Cecilia
dc.creatorHerrera Cuenca, Marianella
dc.creatorRigotti, Attilio
dc.creatorFerrari, Gerson Luis de Moraes
dc.creatorPareja Torres, Rossina Gabriella
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-27T17:06:13Z
dc.date.available2022-09-27T17:06:13Z
dc.date.issued2021-11-15
dc.identifier.citationhttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/22/11975es_ES
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/87419
dc.description.abstractAbstract Neck circumference (NC) is being used to identify the risk of chronic diseases. There is a high prevalence of overweight and obesity in Latin America, and neck circumference is a simple and practical measurement to assess this, especially in primary health centers. We analyzed the correlation between the NC anthropometric indicator and other anthropometric measurements such as BMI and waist circumference (WC) in eight Latin American cities. We applied Pearson's correlation to identify the correlate NC with the other anthropometric variables stratified by sex; the sensitivity (Se) and specificity (Sp) by sex were evaluated according to the cut-off established with the Youden Index. The strongest correlations between NC and WC were found when stratified by sex (women: r = 0.71; men: r = 0.69, respectively) followed by the correlation between NC and BMI (r = 0.65, both sex). NC cut-off points of 39.0 cm in men and 32.9 cm in women identified those individuals with an increased WC and 39.8 and 33.7 cm, respectively, for a substantial increase in WC. For BMI ≥ 25.0 kg/m2 for men, the cut-off point was 37.5 cm, and for women, it was 33.1 cm, and for BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2, the cut-off points were 39.2 and 34.2 cm, for men and women, respectively. Conclusion: NC proved to be a useful, practical, and inexpensive tool that can be used to identify, evaluate, and monitor overweight and obese individuals.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipCoca Cola Company///Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipFerrero///Italiaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipHospital Infantil Sabará///Braziles_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Life Science Institute//ILSI/Argentinaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica//UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipPontificia Universidad Católica de Chile///Chilees_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipPontificia Universidad Javeriana///Colombiaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad Central de Venezuela//UCV/Venezuelaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad San Francisco de Quito///Ecuadores_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipInstituto de Investigación Nutricional de Perú///Perúes_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; vol.18(22)es_ES
dc.subjectWaist circumferencees_ES
dc.subjectBODY WEIGHTes_ES
dc.subjectNeck circumferencees_ES
dc.subjectOBESITYes_ES
dc.subjectOverweightes_ES
dc.titleCorrelation between Neck Cricumference and Other Anthropometric Measurements in Eight Latin American Countries. Results from ELANS Studyes_ES
dc.typeartículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph182211975
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Salud::Facultad de Medicina::Escuela de Medicinaes_ES


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