Central Adiposity , Body Mass Index and Percent Body Fat among Bengalee Hindu Male Slum Dwellers of Dum Dum , West Bengal , India

@inproceedings{Chakraborty2009CentralA,
  title={Central Adiposity , Body Mass Index and Percent Body Fat among Bengalee Hindu Male Slum Dwellers of Dum Dum , West Bengal , India},
  author={Raja Chakraborty and Kaushik Bose},
  year={2009}
}
The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and percent body fat (PBF) with central adiposity measures varies between ethnic groups and it has not been much studied in low socio-economic groups in India. Therefore, this study was undertaken to test the relative efficacy of waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), waist hip ratio (WHR) and conicity index (CI) to predict BMI and PBF among Bengalee Hindu male slum dwellers. A total of 465 adult (aged 18-72 years) male slum dwellers of… CONTINUE READING