New age-adjusted measure of body fat distribution in children and adolescents: standardization of waist-hip ratio using multivariate analysis

@article{Asayama1997NewAM,
  title={New age-adjusted measure of body fat distribution in children and adolescents: standardization of waist-hip ratio using multivariate analysis},
  author={Kohtaro Asayama and Kentarou Hayashi and Yoshio Kawada and Takaya Nakane and Norihiko Uchida and Hidemasa Hayashibe and Katsumi Kawasaki and Shinpei Nakazawa},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={1997},
  volume={21},
  pages={594-599}
}
OBJECTIVES: To explore a new anthropometric index of body fat distribution adjusted for ages ranging from 6–15 y in both boys and girls. DESIGN: Sex, age, and 11 anthropometric variables were subjected to principal component analysis. Based on these results, we developed a new anthropometric index, namely an age-adjusted measure of body fat distribution. This index was evaluated statistically for suitability of use in epidemiological surveys. SUBJECTS: Japanese children, including obese and… CONTINUE READING

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