Discordance of international adiposity classifications in Australian boys and girls - The LOOK study

Telford, Richard D., Cunningham, Ross B., Daly, Robin M., Reynolds, Graham J., Lafferty, Antony R. A., Gravenmaker, Karen J., Budge, Marc M., Javaid, Ahmad, Bass, Shona L. and Telford, Rohan M. 2008, Discordance of international adiposity classifications in Australian boys and girls - The LOOK study, Annals of human biology, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 334-341.

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Title Discordance of international adiposity classifications in Australian boys and girls - The LOOK study
Author(s) Telford, Richard D.
Cunningham, Ross B.
Daly, Robin M.
Reynolds, Graham J.
Lafferty, Antony R. A.
Gravenmaker, Karen J.
Budge, Marc M.
Javaid, Ahmad
Bass, Shona L.
Telford, Rohan M.
Journal name Annals of human biology
Volume number 35
Issue number 3
Start page 334
End page 341
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2008-05
ISSN 0301-4460
1464-5033
Keyword(s) obesity
body mass index
percent fat
DXA
children
Summary Background: Various charts based on body mass index (BMI) and per cent body fat (%BF) are used to classify childhood body composition but outcomes may vary.

Aim: The study investigated variation in incidences of childhood obesity as depicted by four classification charts.

Subjects and methods: BMI and DXA-derived %BF were assessed in 741 children. Incidences of overweight and obesity were compared between two BMI charts and two bioelectrical impedance (BIA)-based %BF charts.

Results: The International Obesity Task Force (IOTF)-adopted BMI chart designated 21%, 6% (boys), and 26%, 9% (girls) as overweight and obese, respectively. Corresponding figures using the USA CDC BMI chart were 27%, 11% (boys) and 27%, 12% (girls). Using a USA-derived %BF chart incidences were 17%, 2% (boys) and 21%, 8% (girls) and using a UK-derived %BF chart 51%, 24% (boys) and 53%, 36% (girls). Sensitivity of BMI varied according to the %BF reference chart.

Conclusions: In contrast to the BMI-based charts, there were considerable variations in depicted incidences of obesity between the %BF-based charts. These discordances were considered to result from previously reported variation within and between BIA and DXA %BF assessments underlying the charts. The present study highlights the need for valid, reliable, unchanging BIA and DXA procedures.
Notes Cover date : May - June 2008
Language eng
Field of Research 111403 Paediatrics
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Informa UK Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017104

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