# circumference

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## circumference

1. the boundary of a specific area or geometric figure, esp of a circle
2. the length of a closed geometric curve, esp of a circle. The circumference of a circle is equal to the diameter multiplied by π

## circumference

[sər′kəm·fə·rəns]
(mathematics)
The length of a circle.
For a sphere, the length of any great circle on the sphere.
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Mann-Whitney Test was done to compare leptin levels in different genders, while Kruskal-Wallis Test to compare leptin levels in subjects with different waist circumference and BMI groups.
Comparisons of percentage body fat, body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-stature ratio in adults.
Currently, the waist circumference (WC) is used to measure central obesity.
Trends in waist circumference and" central obesity in adults, northern Iran.
In this study we aimed to develop head circumference growth references charts for age, height, and waist circumference in Turkish children aged 5-18 years.
What is interesting from the results is the distribution of the waist circumference of the children belonging to the different BMI categories which show there were more male obese students in private schools than in public schools (Table 2).
It's there for the purpose of removing circumference to better fit the waist without changing the hip circumference.
Comment: The authors conclude that head circumference or head circumference measurements as part of routine well-child visits are not good ways to determine risk of neurodevelopmental problems.
Hand circumference: Hand circumference was measured at maximum hand width by flexible measuring tape.
Women with a waist circumference of 37 inches or greater had about an 80 percent higher mortality risk than women with a waist circumference of 27 inches or less, and this translated to about a five-year lower life expectancy after age 40.
Measurement of scrotal circumference and testicular parameters is an essential part of breeding soundness evaluation of breeding bulls.
Airmen who fail the abdominal circumference, or AC, measurement but score 75 points out of the remaining 80 points on the other components will take the body mass index, or BMI, screen, the policy states.

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