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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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Following the World Health Organization guidelines, the waist circumference (WC) was rounded to the nearest 1 mm using a plastic tape measure [16].
There were positive correlations between 2D:4D and weight (r=0.38; p<0.001), BMI (r=0.34; p=0.01) verbally weighted concept male students, and with hip and waist circumferences in quantitatively weighted concept male students.
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.
The brachial circumference was measured using a Seca[R] inextensible tape measure, and the tricipital skinfold thickness was measured with a Lange[R] caliper.
The objectives were to derive simple mathematical formula for estimating height from knee height(KH) and for estimating weight from mid upper arm circumference (MAC), calf circumference (CC), and sum of both these circumferences(SC).
Also included in the measurement of the waist circumference (WC) as an indicator for central obesity because it is a good predictor of abdominal fat and is more closely related to the development of cardio-vascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus [8] in both children and adults [9-10].
At the age of 4 years, the head & chest circumferences shows significant differences, while the mid-arm circumference, height & weight are not significant.
The Question: Are routine head circumference measurements a good screening tool for neurodevelopmental problems?
Thus, there was not one natural 'cutpoint' for waist circumference that could be used in the clinic, as risk increased across the spectrum of circumferences.
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. Traditionally, Tho Tho bulls have been selected on the basis of growth, rather than on reproductive traits.
Diameters assess body breadth and skeletal dimensions of the trunk and extremities while circumferences reflect the combined girth sizes of the tissues that underlie the skin.

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