Challenges of body mass index classification: New criteria for young adult Nigerians

@article{Ogunlade2015ChallengesOB,
  title={Challenges of body mass index classification: New criteria for young adult Nigerians},
  author={O. Ogunlade and Olusoji Adeola Adalumo and Ma Asafa},
  journal={Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={71 - 74}
}
  • O. Ogunlade, Olusoji Adeola Adalumo, Ma Asafa
  • Published 2015
  • Geography
  • Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences
  • Background: There are evidences to suggest that the World Health Organization (WHO) general cutoff points for body mass index (BMI) may not be the most appropriate for young adults globally irrespective of racial and ethnic considerations. Objective: This study assessed body anthropometric parameters in healthy population of young adult Nigerians with a view to determining race and gender-specific criteria (Ife criteria) for BMI classification. Methods: Four hundred and eighty-four (242 males… CONTINUE READING