Document Detail

Percentage body fat and anthropometric measures in Hong Kong adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23286425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigates the associations between percentage body fat (%BF) and anthropometric parameters in adolescents of mixed weight status. Anthropometric parameters including height, weight, and waist circumference (WC), and %BF were assessed in 903 Hong Kong Chinese students (mean age 14.7 years). The calculated body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-stature ratio (WSR) were used to classify students into different weight status groups and central obesity groups, respectively. The %BF/BMI and %BF/WC relationships were examined by partial correlation coefficients and linear regression models. The %BF correlated significantly with BMI, except in underweight boys. BMI predicted %BF better (adjusted R (2): 0.40 in boys; 0.85 in girls) than WC (adjusted R (2): 0.34 in boys; 0.63 in girls) or WSR (adjusted R (2): 0.33 in boys; 0.60 in girls). In general, BMI predicts %BF better than WC or WSR in Hong Kong adolescents, but these relationships are sex and weight status specific.
Kwok-Kei Mak; Alison M McManus; Ching-Man Lai
Related Documents :
19870035 - Antipneumococcic immunity reactions in individuals of different ages.
24462485 - Height, weight, and entry earnings of female graduates in taiwan.
20676155 - Regional seroprevalence of leptospirosis on deer farms in new zealand.
6642905 - Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites and urinary schistosomiasis and biting insects...
2770265 - Specificity of endurance, sprint and strength training on physical performance capacity...
10479235 - Growth, development, and physical fitness of flemish vegetarian children, adolescents, ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in sports medicine (Print)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1543-8635     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Sports Med     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-04     Completed Date:  2013-06-07     Revised Date:  2013-06-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101167637     Medline TA:  Res Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Medicine and School Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Adiposity* / ethnology
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Body Height
Body Mass Index
Body Size* / ethnology
Body Weight
Electric Impedance
Hong Kong
Linear Models
Sex Factors
Waist Circumference

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Sex differences in time to fatigue at 100% VO2 peak when normalized for fat free mass.
Next Document:  Effects of combined traditional Chinese exercises on blood pressure and arterial function of adult f...