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Carlos A. Monteiro ;Jornal de Pediatria 2006, 82 4

Author: Wolney L. Conde

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Jornal de Pediatria ISSN: 0021-7557 assessoria@jped.com.br Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria Brasil Conde, Wolney L.; Monteiro, Carlos A. Body mass index cutoff points for evaluation of nutritional status in Brazilian children and adolescents Jornal de Pediatria, vol.
82, núm.
4, julio-agosto, 2006, pp.
266-272 Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria Porto Alegre, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=399738113007 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative 0021-7557-06-82-04-266 Jornal de Pediatria Copyright © 2006 by Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria doi:10.2223-JPED.1502 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Body mass index cutoff points for evaluation of nutritional status in Brazilian children and adolescents Wolney L.
Conde,1 Carlos A.
Monteiro2 Abstract Objective: To delineate a classification system, comprising reference curves and cutoff points, based on the distribution of body mass index (BMI) across a national reference population and designed for the assessment of the nutritional status of Brazilian children and adolescents. Methods: Data from 13,279 males and 12,823 females aged from 2 to 19 years, extracted from the National Nutrition and Health Survey dataset (1989), were used to construct a reference curve.
The LMS method was employed to calculate the BMI curve parameters and polynomial functions were used to model these parameters against age.
The cutoff values for classifying nutritional status as underweight, overweight and obese were expressed as centiles and BMI values equivalent to 17.5, 25 and 30 kg-m2 at 20 years, respectively. Results: Values for the L, M and S parameters were tabulated at 6-month intervals for each sex.
Using these values, a graph was plotted with nine BMI distribution reference cen...





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