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Tri-Ponderal mass index: A screening tool for risk of central fat accumulation in Brazilian preschool children

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dc.contributor.author Nascimento, Viviane Gabriela
dc.contributor.author Bertoli, Ciro João
dc.contributor.author Gallo, Paulo Rogerio
dc.contributor.author de Abreu, Luiz Carlos
dc.contributor.author Leone, Claudio
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-30T11:05:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-30T11:05:55Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8085
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background and Objectives: To verify the use of the tri-ponderalmass index (TMI) as a screening tool for risk of central fat accumulation in preschool children. Materials and Methods: An observational, analytical study was carried out on samples from children 2 to 5 years of age.The body mass index (BMI) and the tri-ponderalmass index (TMI:Weight/height3) were calculated. The waist circumference-to-height ratio (WHtR) was used to classify central fat accumulation risk. Preschoolers whose WHtR was in the upper tertile of the sample were classified as at risk for central fat accumulation. A comparison of the two indicators (BMI and TMI) was made from the area under the receiver operator characteristics (ROC) curve (AUC) in the discrimination of the WHtR. Results: The sample used for analysis was 919 preschoolers. The mean age of the children was 3.9 years(SD = 0.7). The difference in AUC was 5% higher for TMI (p < 0.0001). In the individual analysis of the ROC curve of the TMI, favoring a higher sensitivity, the cutoff point of 14.0 kg/m3 showed a sensitivity of 99.3% (95% CI: 97.6–99.9). Conclusion: Considering WHtR as a marker of possible future metabolic risk among preschool children, TMI proved to be a useful tool, superior to BMI, in screening for risk of central fat accumulation in preschool children. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation 08/53142-9 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Medicina;55, 577
dc.subject body mass index en_US
dc.subject tri-ponderal mass index en_US
dc.subject obesity en_US
dc.subject preschool en_US
dc.subject circumference–height ratio en_US
dc.title Tri-Ponderal mass index: A screening tool for risk of central fat accumulation in Brazilian preschool children en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/medicina55090577
dc.contributor.sponsor Research Support Foundation of the State of Sao Paulo en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor CDH Brazil en_US
dc.relation.projectid 08/53142-9 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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