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Percentage body fat and anthropometric measures in Hong Kong adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23286425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Kwok-Kei Mak; Alison M McManus; Ching-Man Lai
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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    
Affiliation:
Department of Community Medicine and School Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. kkmak@graduate.hku.hk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adiposity* / ethnology
Adolescent
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Body Height
Body Mass Index
Body Size* / ethnology
Body Weight
Electric Impedance
Female
Hong Kong
Humans
Linear Models
Male
Sex Factors
Waist Circumference

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