Relation between body mass index and body fat in black population samples from Nigeria, Jamaica, and the United States.

@article{Luke1997RelationBB,
  title={Relation between body mass index and body fat in black population samples from Nigeria, Jamaica, and the United States.},
  author={Amy Luke and R Durazo-arvizu and Charles N Rotimi and T. Elaine Prewitt and Terrence E. Forrester and Rainford Jonathan Wilks and Olufemi J Ogunbiyi and Dale A. Schoeller and D Mcgee and Richard S. Cooper},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={145 7},
  pages={620-8}
}
Body mass index (BMI) is the most commonly used measure of obesity. Recently, some investigators have advocated direct measurement of adiposity rather than use of the BMI. This study was undertaken to determine the ability of BMI to predict body fat levels in three populations of West African heritage living in different environments. A total of 1,054 black men and women were examined in Nigeria, Jamaica, and the United States during 1994 and 1995. A standardized protocol was used to measure… CONTINUE READING
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