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Table 4 Comparison of weight status (not overweight/overweight, obesity included) according to BMI and WHtR cut-off points (n = 7703)

From: Moderate agreement between body mass index and measures of waist circumference in the identification of overweight among 5-year-old children; the ‘Be active, eat right’ study

   Boys (n = 3895) Girls (n = 3808)
   BMI BMI
   Overweight Not overweight Total Overweight Not overweight Total
WHtR Overweight 168 (4.3%) 224 (5.8%) 392 (10.1%) 216 (5.7%) 169 (4.4%) 385 (10.1%)
  Not overweight 104 (2.7%) 3399 (87.3%) 3503 (89.9%) 225 (5.9%) 3198 (84.0%) 3423 (89.9%)
  Total 272 (7.0%) 3623 (93.0%) 3895 (100%) 441 (11.6%) 3367 (88.4%) 3808 (100%)
  1. BMI = body mass index; WHtR = waist-height ratio.
  2. Percentages presented are total percentages.
  3. Observed agreement: boys = 0.92; girls = 0.90.
  4. Cohen’s kappa: boys = 0.46 (95% CI; 0.41 – 0.51); girls = 0.47 (95% CI; 0.42 -0.51).
  5. Positive agreement: boys = 0.51; girls = 0.52.
  6. Negative agreement: boys = 0.95; girls = 0.94.
  7. (See Additional file 1 for calculations).