Screening for obesity in affluent females: body mass index and its comparison with skin fold thickness.

@article{Asthana1998ScreeningFO,
  title={Screening for obesity in affluent females: body mass index and its comparison with skin fold thickness.},
  author={Sumita Asthana and Virupaksha Gupta and Rabindra Nath Mishra},
  journal={Indian journal of public health},
  year={1998},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={37-41}
}
In the present study 625 females above 15 years of age residing in affluent localities of Varanasi city were selected by multi-stage stratified random sampling technique. Body Mass Index (BMI) and Skin-Fold Thickness (SFT) were compared as indices of obesity. Prevalence of obesity by BMI and SFT was 30.24 and 49.12 respectively. SFT gave significantly higher prevalence rate of obesity as compared to BMI. It is possible that western population based SFT cut-off points may not be truly applicable… CONTINUE READING