# 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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The suggested link between arm circumference, and thus muscle mass, and heart disease survival rates may not be surprising given that exercise has long been noted as a way to stave off or manage the condition.
Proper consent were asked from parents to allow the children to be subjected to anthropometric measurements such as height, weight and waist circumference.
Table 7 shows percentiles for weight, height, head, chest & mid-arm circumferences for the age groups 3, [3.
The Study: Head circumference measurements are a routine part of well-child exams.
They found that men with waists 43 inches or greater in circumference had a 50 percent higher mortality risk than men with waists less than 35 inches, and this translated to about a three-year lower life expectancy after age 40.
Methods to predict sperm production potential and particularly to identify the bulls with high sperm output potential at an early age are important, which is related with testicular parameters and scrotal circumference.
Comparing the ratios of diameters and/or circumferences can also be used to describe differences in the relative changes for upper body segments versus lower body segments as well as determine growth patterns by gender or for specific populations (8,18,35).
In the waiting room, patients were asked to self-report their weight, height and waist circumference to the best of their estimate.
Measurement of neck circumference (NC) has recently been used to identify overweight and obesity and is observed to have good correlation with age, weight, waist and hip circumferences, waist-to-hip ratio, and BMI for both genders.
Macroencephaly, defined as a head circumference greater than the 97th percentile, is a common physical characteristic of children with autism spectrum disorders, said Dr.
They reviewed data from 221,934 adults from 17 countries, with no history of cardiovascular disease, who were enrolled in prospective studies in which three factors--BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio--were recorded at baseline.
In conclusion, significant statistical differences in measures of calf diameters between two branches exist and calf circumferences of the badminton players are greater than the tennis players.

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