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BODY MASS INDEX AND WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE IN GREEK ADULTS

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Author(s): Mavrovounioti, Chr. | Patsika, Gl | Mavrovouniotis, F. | Argiriadou, Eir. | Zaggelidis, G.

Journal: Citius Altius Fortius
ISSN 1582-8131

Volume: 22;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: overweight | obesity | android or visceral obesity | diseases | prevention

ABSTRACT
The aim of the present study was to investigate overweight and obesity, in Greek adults. In the presentstudy, 110 men and women, 19- to 60 years old, took part. Measurements of subject’s height, body weight, andwaist circumference (WC) were performed. BMI was used for the evaluation of the degree of overweight andobesity and WC for the evaluation of the degree of central obesity, according to the values for adults set byWorld Health Organisation (WHO). For the statistical analysis the statistic packet SPSS/PC version 12.0 forwindows was used. From data statistical analysis, it was found out that men had BMI 24.94+3.22 kg/m2 and WC90.78+13.24cm, while women had BMI 22.99+4.75 kg/m2 and WC 80.64+11.19cm. T-tests showed that theobserved differences between men and women in both BMI and WC were significant (t=2.51, p
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