Development of Estimate Formulas for Waist Circumference Using Body Mass Index and Limb Circumferences in Hospitalized Older Adults

International Journal of Aging Research

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Title Development of Estimate Formulas for Waist Circumference Using Body Mass Index and Limb Circumferences in Hospitalized Older Adults
 
Creator Daisuke Takagi1, Masatoshi Kageyama2,3, Kenta Yamamoto4, Hiroshi Matsumoto,5
 
Subject Estimate formula; Waist circumference; Body mass index; Limb circumference; Hospitalized older adults
 
Description Background: Little research has been conducted on the estimate formulas for waist circumference using body mass index and limb circumferences in hospitalized older adults. Thus, we conducted the present study to develop estimate formulas of waist circumference using body mass index and limb circumferences in hospitalized older adults.
Methods: Forty hospitalized older patients were recruited in this cross-sectional study. We measured waist circumference, body mass index, upper arm circumference, forearm circumference, thigh circumference, and calf circumference. The estimate formulas for waist circumference were developed using simple and multiple regression analysis.
Results: Simple regression analysis indicated that body mass index, upper arm circumference, forearm circumference, thigh circumference, and calf circumference were independent explanators for waist circumference (p < 0.05 for all). In addition, body mass index, upper arm circumference, and forearm circumference but not thigh circumference and calf circumference were extracted as independent explanators for waist circumference in multiple regression analysis (p < 0.05). We were able to develop the estimate formulas using body mass index, upper arm circumference, forearm circumference, thigh circumference, and calf circumference.
Conclusion: The results suggest that the estimate formulas for waist circumference may provide an opportunity to easily evaluate waist circumference, even in hospitalized older adults with kyphosis posture. However, future studies should be conducted to develop the estimate formulas for waist circumference with a lower error value.
 
Publisher eSciPub LLC
 
Date 2021-01-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://escipub.org/index.php/IJOAR/article/view/278
10.28933/ijoar-2020-12-2505
 
Source International Journal of Aging Research; Vol. 4 No. 1 (2021): International Journal of Aging Research; 76
2637-3742
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://escipub.org/index.php/IJOAR/article/view/278/272
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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