Body Mass Index Italian reference data are available for clinical and/or epidemiological use, but no study compared the ability of this system to classify overweight and obesity and detect subjects with clustered cardiometabolic risk factors with international standards. Therefore our aim was to assess 1) the agreement among the Italian Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology (ISPED), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) Body Mass Index cut-offs in estimating overweight or obesity in children and adolescents; 2) the ability of each above-mentioned set of cut-points to detect subjects with cardiometabolic risk factors.

Childhood obesity classification systems and cardiometabolic risk factors: a comparison of the Italian, World Health Organization and International Obesity Task Force references

Maffeis, Claudio;Morandi, Anita;
2017-01-01

Abstract

Body Mass Index Italian reference data are available for clinical and/or epidemiological use, but no study compared the ability of this system to classify overweight and obesity and detect subjects with clustered cardiometabolic risk factors with international standards. Therefore our aim was to assess 1) the agreement among the Italian Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology (ISPED), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) Body Mass Index cut-offs in estimating overweight or obesity in children and adolescents; 2) the ability of each above-mentioned set of cut-points to detect subjects with cardiometabolic risk factors.
Adolescents; Body mass index; Cardiometabolic risk factors; Children; Classification; Cut-offs; Obesity; Overweight; Adolescent; Advisory Committees; Blood Glucose; Child; Child, Preschool; Cholesterol, LDL; Consensus; Female; Humans; Hypertension; Italy; Male; Overweight; Pediatric Obesity; Prevalence; Reference Values; Risk Factors; Societies, Medical; Triglycerides; World Health Organization; Body Mass Index
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