Waist Circumference

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Measurement of the circumference of a patient’s waist in an effort to quantify fat accumulation around the stomach area (abdominal obesity). It is measured as the distance (in centimeters or inches) around the narrowest part of the abdomen, approximately one inch above the belly button.


Public Health Waist Circumference Social Policy Abdominal Obesity Stomach Area 
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