Analysis of body composition among children and adolescents - a cross-sectional study of the Polish population and comparison of body fat measurement methods.

@article{Golec2014AnalysisOB,
  title={Analysis of body composition among children and adolescents - a cross-sectional study of the Polish population and comparison of body fat measurement methods.},
  author={Joanna Golec and Elizabeth K. Kmiotek and Dorota Czechowska and Elżbieta Szczygieł and Agata Masłoń and Krzysztof A Tomaszewski and Edward B. Golec},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 7-8},
  pages={603-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The first aim of the present study was to analyze the body composition of Polish children ages 7-17 years old to add to the current body of literature. The second aim was to compare two body fat measurement methods (bioimpedance vs. Slaughter equation) on the abovementioned population. METHODS Height (cm) and weight (kg) of 308 (161 males and 147 females) participants, ages 7-17, were measured, and body mass index (BMI) scores were calculated. Skinfold thickness (SFT) was measured… CONTINUE READING