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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
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## 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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Waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio as predictors of cardiovascular events: Meta-regression analysis of prospective studies.
When analyzing the correlations of SBP and DBP with waist circumference and arm fat area, a positive significance was observed for both.
Various studies had given equations with combination of measurements like mid arm circumference, abdominal circumference, calf circumference, knee height, skin fold thickness at triceps, arm span, arm length, and many others.
Conclusion: Neck circumference strongly correlated with adiposity indices and had a definite cut-off point.
In conclusion, neck circumference is an easy clinical examination tool not only for screening overweight and obesity in the pediatric population and predicting the risk of metabolic syndromes, but also to predict obstructive sleep apnea.
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).
But in the case of this depth issue, the garment circumference isn't changed because the bust dart is a horizontal dart.
Maintaining your BMI and waist circumference within the healthy range may protect you from developing potential health problems.
Following the World Health Organization guidelines, the waist circumference (WC) was rounded to the nearest 1 mm using a plastic tape measure [16].

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