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Moderate agreement between body mass index and measures of waist circumference in the identification of overweight among 5-year-old children; the ‘Be active, eat right’ study

Lydian Veldhuis1*, Ineke Vogel1, Wilma Jansen2, Carry M Renders3, Remy A HiraSing4 and Hein Raat1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC – University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2 Youth Policy Department, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam area, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

3 Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

4 Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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BMC Pediatrics 2013, 13:63  doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-63

Published: 23 April 2013

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Calculation of kappa and proportions of agreement [27-30].

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Additional file 2: Appendix 2:

Mean levels of WC and correlation between BMI and WC among subgroups of BMI (n = 7703).

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