hrp0082p1-d2-122 | Fat Metabolism & Obesity (1) | ESPE2014

Predictive Value of Excess Body Weight in Childhood and Adolescence Compared to BMI and Waist to Height Ratio

Petroff David , Kromeyer-Hauschild Katrin , Wiegand Susanna , L'Allemand-Jander Dagmar , Binder Gerhard , Schwab Karl Otfried , Stachow Rainer , Kiess Wieland , Hammer Elke , Sturm Sirid , Holl Reinhard , Bluher Susann

Background: Weight status in children is commonly defined using BMI (SDS), but this measure is problematic due to the skewness of the BMI distribution and its age-dependant increase. In addition, it is difficult for physicians or parents alike to grasp what a certain value means. Excess body weight (EBW) is frequently used in adult patients in the context of bariatric surgery.Objective and hypotheses: An appropriate definition for the paediatric populati...