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Ratio of Waist-to-Thigh Circumferences as an Index of Centralised Adiposity

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Description:

The ratio of a person's waist circumference to thigh circumference can serve as a measure of centralised adiposity. This is more convenient to measure than performing skinfold measurements.

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