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1

Procedure for measuring waist circumference

w/ subject standing, place measuring tape snugly around abdomen at level of iliac crest

2

At which BMI level is it not necessary to measure waist circumference?

>35 since it adds little to the predictive power of the disease risk

3

An increased risk for type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension and CV disease is associated w/ a waist circumference of what>

>102 cm (40in) for males
>88cm (35in) for women

4

BMI < 18.5

underweight

5

BMI 18.5-24.9

normal

6

BMI 25-29.9

overweight

7

BMI 30-34.9

Obesity (class I)

8

BMI 35-39.9

Obesity (class II)

9

BMI >40

obesity (class III)