Corvos, CÃ©sar1; Corvos, Andrea2; Salazar, Armando3
Anthropometric indicators are values of dimension and body composition that provide useful information for the evaluation of the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), excess fat and the distribution of this. Therefore aims to analyze the body mass index (BMI), the waisthip ratio (WHR) and waist-height ratio (WHtR) as predictors of risk of cardiovascular disorders. Sample 334 participants formed the 133 females and 201 males. Considered the variables and indices such as height (cm) and weight (kg) for the obtaining of the BMI, the umbilical level waist and hip circumference (cm) for the WHR and the WHtR was calculated by dividing the waist circumference (cm) between the height (cm). Regarding BMI, women obtained an average of 21.9 kg/m2, where 15.8% presented overweight and obesity; Likewise, males reached a BMI of 23.9 kg/m2, meanwhile, 32.9% presented high values outside the regulated. In relation to the WHR, 98.7% of the women and 96.0% of men presented lower values than those considered risk. Finally, as for the WIH, 13.5% of the sample presented high values. It is concluded that 26.0% and 13.5% of the sample has alteration in levels of BMI and WIH respectively and risk of CVD.