Comparison of body mass index with waist

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Int Arch Occup Environ Health DOI 10.1007/s00420-015-1082-6

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Comparison of body mass index with waist circumference and skinfold‑based percent body fat in firefighters: adiposity classification and associations with cardiovascular disease risk factors BongKyoo Choi1 · Dale Steiss1 · Javier Garcia‑Rivas1 · Stacey Kojaku1 · Peter Schnall1 · Marnie Dobson1 · Dean Baker1 

Received: 7 April 2015 / Accepted: 30 July 2015 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Abstract  Purpose  This study aims to examine whether body mass index (BMI) overestimates the prevalence of overweight or obese firefighters when compared to waist circumference (WC) and skinfold-based percent body fat (PBF) and to investigate differential relationships of the three adiposity measures with other biological cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Methods  The adiposity of 355 (347 males and eight females) California firefighters was assessed using three different measures. Other CVD risk factors (high blood pressure, high lipid profiles, high glucose, and low VO2 max) of the firefighters were also clinically assessed. Results  The prevalence of total overweight and obesity was significantly (p 

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