First body fat percentiles for 607 children from Thessaloniki-Northern Greece.

@article{Papandreou2010FirstBF,
  title={First body fat percentiles for 607 children from Thessaloniki-Northern Greece.},
  author={Dimitrios Papandreou and Pavlos M Malindretos and Israel Rousso},
  journal={Hippokratia},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={208-11}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM The purpose of this study was to establish for the first time reference curves for body fat levels in a Greek pediatric population aged 7-15y. METHODS Six hundred and seven (607) children randomly selected from 8 primary and secondary schools from Northern Greece. Percentage body fat was measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis and percentile curves were constructed using the LMS method. All children were measured twice in the morning and the mean number of the two… CONTINUE READING