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Table 2 Regression coefficients for neck circumference versus body mass index and waist circumference, age adjusted, by sex and weight category

From: Creation of a reference dataset of neck sizes in children: standardizing a potential new tool for prediction of obesity-associated diseases?

Variable Sex Beta (95% CI) R2 p-value (beta)
Males
BMI (kg/m 2 ) Healthy-weight 0.75 (0.62 – 0.88) 0.88 <0.0001
Overweight/obese 0.46 (0.38 – 0.54) 0.88 <0.0001
Waist circumference (cm) Healthy-weight 0.24 (0.18 – 0.3) 0.86 <0.0001
Overweight/obese 0.16 (0.13 – 0.18) 0.87 <0.0001
Females
BMI (kg/m 2 ) Healthy-weight 0.42 (0.37 – 0.47) 0.8 <0.0001
Overweight/obese 0.37 (0.26 – 0.48) 0.72 <0.0001
Waist circumference (cm) Healthy-weight 0.15 (0.12 – 0.17) 0.8 <0.0001
Overweight/obese 0.15 (0.13 – 0.17) 0.75 <0.0001