Which measure of body fat distribution is best for epidemiologic research ?
Subjects were men and women from a study of gallbladder disease in a Mexican American population in Starr County, Texas, 1985-1986.
The canonical correlations showed that circumferences (0.49-0.61) and skinfolds (0.42-0.60) were equally well correlated to risk factor levels independently of sex and age.
Weights from the canonical analyses suggest that measurements at or above the waist and on the lower limb (thigh) are most heavily loaded toward risk (waist=highest risk; thigh=lowest risk). the simplest and most reliable index of body fat distribution for both sexes is the ratio of waist to thigh circumferences.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tissu adipeux, Localisation, Biométrie corporelle, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Marqueur épidémiologique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Anthropométrie, Obésité, Texas, Hispanique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Adipose tissue, Localization, Corporal biometry, Epidemiology, Methodology, Risk factor, Human, Epidemiological marker, Cardiovascular disease, Anthropometry, Obesity, Texas
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