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Volume 32, Nº 3, May and June 2019


DOI: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.5935/2359-4802.20180079


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.