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Reformulation of BMI and percent body fat to remove the height bias in 8-year-olds

Telford, Richard; Cunningham, Ross


BMI and percent body fat (%BF) are both related to height (Ht) in prepubertal children, so may misrepresent childhood adiposity, especially in tall or short children. We sought to construct replacement functions for BMI and %BF that are independent of Ht. Fat mass (FM) was measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, together with Ht and body mass (BM) in 746 healthy boys and girls aged 8 years (0.34 s.d.). Relationships between BM, FM, and Ht were measured and values of p and q derived...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity
DOI: 10.1038/oby.2008.332


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