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Prediction of body composition in premenopausal females from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
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PMID:  8282614     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four methods for predicting body composition were compared in premenopausal females (n = 100), 28-39 yr old, by using underwater weighing (UWW) as the criterion method. The four methods were dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), skinfolds, bioelectrical impedance, and body mass index. The sample had a mean percent fat (%fat) of 29.7 +/- 6.8% (SD) by DEXA and 29.9 +/- 5.8% measured by UWW. DEXA yielded a standard error of estimate (SE) of 2.4% (r = 0.91) for the prediction of %fat from UWW. When %fat was estimated from other methods, larger SEs were obtained: 3.0% for skin-folds, 3.3% for body mass index, and 2.9% for bioelectrical impedance (height2/resistance) plus weight. Individual body density values derived from UWW were corrected for bone mineral variation. DEXA predicted the corrected body density with a lower SE (0.0040 vs. 0.0053 g/ml) than the original density values. We conclude that DEXA was a precise method and correlated highly with fat-free body weight and %fat from UWW in this homogeneous female sample.
N J Hansen; T G Lohman; S B Going; M C Hall; R W Pamenter; L A Bare; T W Boyden; L B Houtkooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  75     ISSN:  8750-7587     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-14     Completed Date:  1994-02-14     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502536     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol (1985)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1637-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721.
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MeSH Terms
Absorptiometry, Photon
Body Composition / physiology*
Body Weight / physiology
Bone Density / physiology
Bone and Bones / anatomy & histology,  metabolism
Electric Impedance
Lipid Metabolism
Regression Analysis
Skinfold Thickness
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