President's Message

The Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG) began more than 20 years ago as a group of clinician-researchers participating in a pan-Canadian clinical study and became an independent professional association in 2005, incorporating in 2015. Our activities promote the exchange of knowledge in pediatric endocrinology. The CPEG Annual Scientific Conference is an exciting scientific and educational meeting, hosted pediatric endocrinology centres in across Canada. Research advances are shared and discussed at this meeting.

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Waist Circumference and Waist-Height Ratio Charts

A recent publication [Pediatric Research 2015;78(6):723–729], involving several CPEG members, provides new charts and LMS tables for waist circumference (WC) and waist-height ratio (WHtR) for North American children ages 5–19 years. The study is based on data from the US National Health and Nutrition Survey, cycle III (N=11,930 children ages 2–24 years from years 1988–1994).

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