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Associations between anthropometric indicators of adiposity and body fat percentage in normal weight young adults

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posted on 25.07.2018 by Mustafa Sogut, Kubra Altunsoy, Maria Ines Varela Silva
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to determine the associations between various anthropometric adiposity screening indices and body fat percentage estimated by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). A total of 186 (95 male and 91 female) normal weight (body mass index [BMI] = 18.5-24.9 kg/m2) young adults (mean age= 20.96 ± 2.03 years) were measured on body fat percentage, body height, body mass, waist and hip circumferences. Abdominal volume index, body adiposity index, BMI, body roundness index, conicity index, reciprocal ponderal index, waist to height ratio, waist to height 0.5 ratio, and waist to hip ratio were calculated accordingly. Results revealed significant gender effects in all main anthropometric measurements. Except for waist to hip ratio, results indicated significant associations between anthropometric indices and BIA in both male and female participants. BIA results were found to be largely associated with BMI and abdominal volume index in both genders. BlandAltman analysis showed good agreements between these indices and BIA. Considerable associations and agreements highlight the potential importance and the use of several anthropometric proxies to estimate body adiposity among male and female non-overweight/obese young adults. Despite continuing discussion regarding its accuracy, BMI seems to be useful for monitoring body adiposity within this cohort.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Anthropological Review

Volume

81

Issue

2

Citation

SOGUT, M., ALTUNSOY, K. and VARELA SILVA, M.I., 2018. Associations between anthropometric indicators of adiposity and body fat percentage in normal weight young adults. Anthropological Review, 81 (2), pp.174–181.

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Sciendo, De Gruyter © Polish Anthropological Society

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Acceptance date

16/05/2018

Publication date

2018-07-03

Notes

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Sciendo, De Gruyter under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

ISSN

1898-6773

eISSN

2083-4594

Language

en

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