Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMotswagole, B.S.
dc.contributor.authorUkegbu, P.O.
dc.contributor.authorKruger, H.S.
dc.contributor.authorSmuts, C.M.
dc.contributor.authorFaber, M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-15T07:19:44Z
dc.date.available2019-05-15T07:19:44Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationMotswagole, B.S. et al. 2019. Waist circumference percentiles of black South African children aged 10 - 14 years from different study sites. South African journal of child health, 13(1):27-35. [https://doi.org/10.7196/SAJCH.2019.v13i1.1543]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1994-3032
dc.identifier.issn1999-7671 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/32342
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.sajch.org.za/index.php/SAJCH/article/view/1482/939
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.7196/SAJCH.2019.v13i1.1543
dc.description.abstractBackground. Waist circumference (WC) is a useful predictor of cardiometabolic risk in children. Published data on WC percentiles of children from African countries are limited. Objectives. To describe age- and sex-specific WC percentiles in black South African (SA) children from different study sites, and compare these percentiles with median WC percentiles of African-American (AA) children. Methods. Secondary data on WC for 10 - 14-year-old black SA children (N=4 954; 2 406 boys and 2 548 girls) were extracted from the data sets of six studies. Smoothed WC percentile curves for boys and girls were constructed using the LMS method. The 50th percentile for age- and sex-specific WC measurements was compared across study sites and with AA counterparts. Results. Girls had higher WC values than boys from the 50th to 95th percentiles at all ages. The 50th WC percentiles of all groups of SA children combined were lower than those of AA children. When SA groups were considered separately, Western Cape children had median WC values similar to AA children, while rural Limpopo children had the lowest WC values. The 95th percentiles for Western Cape girls exceeded the adult cutoff point for metabolic syndrome (WC ≥80 cm) from age 11 years. Conclusions. The differences in WC values for 10 - 14-year-old children across the six study sites highlight the need for nationally representative data to develop age-, sex- and ethnic-specific WC percentiles for black SA children. The results raise concerns about high WC among Western Cape girlsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHMPGen_US
dc.titleWaist circumference percentiles of black South African children aged 10 - 14 years from different study sitesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID20924445 - Smuts, Cornelius Mattheus
dc.contributor.researchID10061568 - Kruger, Herculina Salome
dc.contributor.researchID30249864 - Ukegbu, Patricia Ogechi


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record