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Discordance of international adiposity classifications in Australian boys and girls - The LOOK study

Telford, Richard; Cunningham, Ross; Daly, Robin M; Reynolds, Graham; Lafferty, Antony; Gravenmaker, Karen J; Budge, Marc; Javaid, A; Bass, Shona L; Telford, Rohan M

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Background: Various charts based on body mass index (BMI) and per cent body fat (%BF) are used to classify childhood body composition but outcomes may vary. Aim: The study investigated variation in incidences of childhood obesity as depicted by four classification charts. Subjects and methods: BMI and DXA-derived %BF were assessed in 741 children. Incidences of overweight and obesity were compared between two BMI charts and two bioelectrical impedance (BIA)-based %BF charts. Results: The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34619
Source: Annals of Human Biology
DOI: 10.1080/03014460802014625

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