Asked by: Manal Verhufenasked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020
What does abdominal girth mean?
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Likewise, how do you measure abdominal girth?
It is suggested to kneel down to the right of the patient in order to measure waist girth. Place the measuring tape horizontally around the patient's abdomen. Align the bottom edge of the tape with your marked point. Gently tighten the tape around the patient's abdomen without depressing the skin.
One may also ask, what is a waist girth? Waist circumference is a measurement taken around the abdomen at the level of the umbilicus (belly button). Health experts use waist circumference to screen patients for possible weight-related health problems.
Thereof, what is the normal abdominal girth during pregnancy?
b. If Abebech is really seven months pregnant, you would expect her abdomen to measure about 28 cm from her pubic bone to the top of the uterus, i.e. approximately one centimetre for each week of pregnancy dated from the LNMP. Remember the measurement may range from 26-30 cm.
What is a normal abdominal circumference?
Men: >102 cm ( >40 in.) Women: >88 cm ( >35 in.) Evidence Statement: Sex-specific cutoffs for waist circumference can be used to identify increased risk associated with abdominal fat in adults with a BMI in the range of 25 to 34.9 kg/m2.