Anthropometrical Reference Data for Uzbek Women: Results of the Population Research in the Republic of Uzbekistan

Said I. Ismailov, PhD, ScD*; Gulnara N. Rakhimova, PhD, ScD; Anna V. Alieva

Center for the Scientific and Clinical Study of Endocrinology, Tashkent, The Republic of Uzbekistan

*Corresponding author: Prof. Said I. Ismailov. Center for the Scientific and Clinical Study  of Endocrinology. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. E-mail:

Published: June 16, 2017.  doi: 10.21103/Article7(2)_OA7


The aim of this study was to develop anthropometrical reference data for women of Uzbek nationality. In total, 1413 women of Uzbek nationality aged ≥35 years were studied. BMI was calculated for 411 women. The reference values of BMI for Uzbek women vary from 19.4 to 24.8kg/m2; BMI 22.7kg/m2 corresponds to the 50th percentile. These results correspond to the WHO criteria for European populations. The reference values of WC vary from 65.0 to 90.0cm. The conventional cut-off for normal WC (80cm) corresponded to the 75th percentile of the analysis among women of Uzbek nationality without any carbohydrate metabolism disorders and with normal BMI. WC equal to 76cm corresponds to the 50th percentile. Thus, the cut-off of WC for Uzbek women is 90.0cm, which is a mismatch to the European criteria. Average value of WHR was 0.80±0.07. Reference values of WHR vary of 0.69 to 0.93. WHR 0.8 corresponds to the 80th percentile. The obtained reference ranges are recommended to reveal the prevalence of MS and its components at the stage of revealing of risk groups in Uzbek women.

body mass index ● waist circumference ● waist-to-hip ratio ● hips circumference
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