Associations of body mass and body fat distribution with parity among African-American and Caucasian women: The CARDIA Study.

@article{Lewis1994AssociationsOB,
  title={Associations of body mass and body fat distribution with parity among African-American and Caucasian women: The CARDIA Study.},
  author={Cora E. Lewis and Dean E. Smith and Jennifer Caveny and Laura L. Perkins and Gregory L Burke and Diane E. Bild},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={1994},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={517-25}
}
Associations of parity with body fat and its distribution are poorly understood; therefore, we examined the relationships between parity and obesity in young adult women. Body mass index (BMI), skin-folds, and waist-hip ratio were compared in 1452 African-American and 1268 Caucasian nonpregnant women aged 18 to 30, adjusting for age (where no age-parity interactions were present), education, physical activity (assessed by questionnaire) and fitness (assessed by graded exercise test), dietary… CONTINUE READING