Abdominal Circumference or Waist Circumference?
Tiago de Oliveira Chaves
Michel Silva Reis
Circumference measures, also called perimetry, are part of the anthropometric evaluation.1 Important Brazilian guidelines, as well as the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC),2 have considered the abdominal circumference values as a point of reference to classify the risk for cardiovascular disease development.
Keywords: Waist Circumference; Waist - Hip Ratio; Abdominal Circumference; Cardiovascular Diseases; Risk Factors; Anthropometry.