International Scholarly Research Notices / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Accuracy of Neck Circumference in Classifying Overweight and Obese US Children

Table 2

Cut-off values of neck circumference (NC), body mass index (BMI), and percent body fat (BF%) for classifying overweight/obese children.

Age
(yrs)
NC (cm) by Nafiu et al. [12]BMIaBF%b
BoysGirlsBoysGirlsBoysGirls

728.727.117.417.617.519.5
829.027.918.018.318.920.9
930.529.318.619.120.722.7
1032.030.519.420.022.524.4
1132.231.020.220.923.725.8
1232.531.121.021.723.726.8
1333.531.321.922.622.927.8

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts (5th–85th percentile being normal weight, ≥85th percentile being overweight/obese for boys and girls).
bPercent body fat standards (<69th percentile being normal weight for boys, ≥69th percentile being overweight/obese for boys, <68th percentile being normal weight for girls, ≥69th percentile being overweight/obese for girls).