Abstract

The objective is to compare BMI, WHI, WWCI and BFP, measured in adolescents, to propose a combination to assess overweight and obesity. Methods: descriptive, prospective, cross-sectional and correlational study, probabilistic sample of 428 adolescents from three regions of Venezuela. Variables: Sex, age, weight, height, WC, BMI, WHI, WWCI and BFP. Results: averages, by sex, similar and non-significant, increase with age and moderate to very high correlations (0.65 0.99) in both sexes. BMI/WHO classifies Excess 11.2% and BMI/CCSS 7.4%; in addition, by sex BMI/WHO classifies a higher percentage of the female sex in Excess (16.2%) than BMI/CCSS (4.8%), the WHI, WWCI and BFP indicators classify the same percentage of the total sample in the Normal category (80.3%; 79.6% and 79.8%); as well as in the Excess category (14.5%; 15.5% and 15.0%). The WHI classifies similar percentage in Excess; the WWCI and cl BFP classify in the category Excess a higher percentage in the male sex (19.1% and 52.7%). For the WWCI and BMI indicators the average is higher in the male sex and for the WHI and BFP indicators higher in the female sex. Conclusion: BMI is more widely used; the WHI and WWCI on assessing risk or excess; correlates moderately with BMI, 0.61 and 0.62, in both sexes; the BFP behaves better, classifies with percentages similar to those of BMI/CTE, in Excess, in the two sexes; correlates highly with BMI, 0.99 and 0.89 for male and female, can make up a Scale.

How to Cite
JOSE BAUCE, Gerardo. Comparison of Anthropometric Indicators of Overweight and Obesity, in Adolescents from Three Regions of Venezuela. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], may 2022. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/3093>. Date accessed: 02 july 2022.