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Estimation of body fatness from body mass index and bioelectrical impedance: comparison of New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island children.
Eur J Clin Nutr. 2003 Nov; 57(11):1394-401.EJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To compare percentage body fat (%BF) for a given body mass index (BMI) among New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island children. To develop prediction equations based on bioimpedance measurements for the estimation of fat-free mass (FFM) appropriate to children in these three ethnic groups.

DESIGN

Cross-sectional study. Purposive sampling of schoolchildren aimed at recruiting three children of each sex and ethnicity for each year of age. Double cross-validation of FFM prediction equations developed by multiple regression.

SETTING

Local schools in Auckland.

SUBJECTS

Healthy European, Maori and Pacific Island children (n=172, 83 M, 89 F, mean age 9.4+/-2.8(s.d.), range 5-14 y).

MEASUREMENTS

Height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity were recorded. FFM was derived from measurements of total body water by deuterium dilution and resistance and reactance were measured by bioimpedance analysis.

RESULTS

For fixed BMI, the Maori and Pacific Island girls averaged 3.7% lower %BF than European girls. For boys a similar relation was not found since BMI did not significantly influence %BF of European boys (P=0.18). Based on bioimpedance measurements a single prediction equation was developed for all children: FFM (kg)=0.622 height (cm)(2)/resistance+0.234 weight (kg)+1.166, R(2)=0.96, s.e.e.=2.44 kg. Ethnicity, age and sex were not significant predictors.

CONCLUSIONS

A robust equation for estimation of FFM in New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island children in the 5-14 y age range that is more suitable than BMI for the determination of body fatness in field studies has been developed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. elaine.rush@aut.ac.nzNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14576752

Citation

Rush, E C., et al. "Estimation of Body Fatness From Body Mass Index and Bioelectrical Impedance: Comparison of New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island Children." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 57, no. 11, 2003, pp. 1394-401.
Rush EC, Puniani K, Valencia ME, et al. Estimation of body fatness from body mass index and bioelectrical impedance: comparison of New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island children. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2003;57(11):1394-401.
Rush, E. C., Puniani, K., Valencia, M. E., Davies, P. S., & Plank, L. D. (2003). Estimation of body fatness from body mass index and bioelectrical impedance: comparison of New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island children. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 57(11), 1394-401.
Rush EC, et al. Estimation of Body Fatness From Body Mass Index and Bioelectrical Impedance: Comparison of New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island Children. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2003;57(11):1394-401. PubMed PMID: 14576752.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Estimation of body fatness from body mass index and bioelectrical impedance: comparison of New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island children. AU - Rush,E C, AU - Puniani,K, AU - Valencia,M E, AU - Davies,P S W, AU - Plank,L D, PY - 2003/10/25/pubmed PY - 2004/3/12/medline PY - 2003/10/25/entrez SP - 1394 EP - 401 JF - European journal of clinical nutrition JO - Eur J Clin Nutr VL - 57 IS - 11 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To compare percentage body fat (%BF) for a given body mass index (BMI) among New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island children. To develop prediction equations based on bioimpedance measurements for the estimation of fat-free mass (FFM) appropriate to children in these three ethnic groups. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. Purposive sampling of schoolchildren aimed at recruiting three children of each sex and ethnicity for each year of age. Double cross-validation of FFM prediction equations developed by multiple regression. SETTING: Local schools in Auckland. SUBJECTS: Healthy European, Maori and Pacific Island children (n=172, 83 M, 89 F, mean age 9.4+/-2.8(s.d.), range 5-14 y). MEASUREMENTS: Height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity were recorded. FFM was derived from measurements of total body water by deuterium dilution and resistance and reactance were measured by bioimpedance analysis. RESULTS: For fixed BMI, the Maori and Pacific Island girls averaged 3.7% lower %BF than European girls. For boys a similar relation was not found since BMI did not significantly influence %BF of European boys (P=0.18). Based on bioimpedance measurements a single prediction equation was developed for all children: FFM (kg)=0.622 height (cm)(2)/resistance+0.234 weight (kg)+1.166, R(2)=0.96, s.e.e.=2.44 kg. Ethnicity, age and sex were not significant predictors. CONCLUSIONS: A robust equation for estimation of FFM in New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island children in the 5-14 y age range that is more suitable than BMI for the determination of body fatness in field studies has been developed. SN - 0954-3007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14576752/Estimation_of_body_fatness_from_body_mass_index_and_bioelectrical_impedance:_comparison_of_New_Zealand_European_Maori_and_Pacific_Island_children_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601701 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -