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Percent body fat cutoff values for classifying overweight and obesity recommended by the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) in Korean children.
Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007; 16(4):649-55.AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To predict the percent body fat (%BF) cutoff values corresponding to overweight and obesity recommended by the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) in Korean children and to compare those values with the published cutoff values in Caucasian children.

RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES

The sample consisted of 1083 Korean children and adolescents (555 boys and 528 girls) aged 7-18 years from 3 schools. Body mass index (BMI) and %BF using a bioelectrical impedance analyzer were measured. The classification of overweight and obesity was based on the age- and sex-specific BMI cutoff values of the IOTF guidelines.

RESULTS

The predicted %BF cutoff values for overweight and obesity varied by age and sex: overweight, 17-22% in boys and 24-37% in girls; obesity, 24-30% in boys and 30-53% in girls. Those %BF cutoff values in older Korean boys tended to be lower than the published %BF cutoff values in Caucasian boys. While %BF cutoff values for overweight in Korean girls were similar to the values in Caucasian girls, %BF cutoff values for obesity in Korean girls aged 13-18 years were higher compared to cutoff values in Caucasian girls.

CONCLUSION

The %BF values associated with the IOTF-recommended BMI cutoff values for overweight and obesity may require age- and sex-specific cutoff values in Korean children aged 7-18 years.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family Medicine, Pusan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, 633-165 Kaegum-dong, Pusan Jin-Gu, Pusan 614-735, Republic of Korea. fmlky@inje.ac.krNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18042524

Citation

Lee, Kayoung, et al. "Percent Body Fat Cutoff Values for Classifying Overweight and Obesity Recommended By the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) in Korean Children." Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 16, no. 4, 2007, pp. 649-55.
Lee K, Lee S, Kim SY, et al. Percent body fat cutoff values for classifying overweight and obesity recommended by the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) in Korean children. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):649-55.
Lee, K., Lee, S., Kim, S. Y., Kim, S. J., & Kim, Y. J. (2007). Percent body fat cutoff values for classifying overweight and obesity recommended by the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) in Korean children. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 16(4), 649-55.
Lee K, et al. Percent Body Fat Cutoff Values for Classifying Overweight and Obesity Recommended By the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) in Korean Children. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(4):649-55. PubMed PMID: 18042524.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Percent body fat cutoff values for classifying overweight and obesity recommended by the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) in Korean children. AU - Lee,Kayoung, AU - Lee,Sangyeoup, AU - Kim,Su Yung, AU - Kim,Su Jin, AU - Kim,Yun Jin, PY - 2007/11/29/pubmed PY - 2008/2/5/medline PY - 2007/11/29/entrez SP - 649 EP - 55 JF - Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition JO - Asia Pac J Clin Nutr VL - 16 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To predict the percent body fat (%BF) cutoff values corresponding to overweight and obesity recommended by the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) in Korean children and to compare those values with the published cutoff values in Caucasian children. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: The sample consisted of 1083 Korean children and adolescents (555 boys and 528 girls) aged 7-18 years from 3 schools. Body mass index (BMI) and %BF using a bioelectrical impedance analyzer were measured. The classification of overweight and obesity was based on the age- and sex-specific BMI cutoff values of the IOTF guidelines. RESULTS: The predicted %BF cutoff values for overweight and obesity varied by age and sex: overweight, 17-22% in boys and 24-37% in girls; obesity, 24-30% in boys and 30-53% in girls. Those %BF cutoff values in older Korean boys tended to be lower than the published %BF cutoff values in Caucasian boys. While %BF cutoff values for overweight in Korean girls were similar to the values in Caucasian girls, %BF cutoff values for obesity in Korean girls aged 13-18 years were higher compared to cutoff values in Caucasian girls. CONCLUSION: The %BF values associated with the IOTF-recommended BMI cutoff values for overweight and obesity may require age- and sex-specific cutoff values in Korean children aged 7-18 years. SN - 0964-7058 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18042524/Percent_body_fat_cutoff_values_for_classifying_overweight_and_obesity_recommended_by_the_International_Obesity_Task_Force__IOTF__in_Korean_children_ L2 - http://apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/APJCN/16/4/649.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -