Skinfold thickness and adiposity index in premature infants.

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serval:BIB_38F000443D37
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Skinfold thickness and adiposity index in premature infants.
Journal
Biology of the Neonate
Author(s)
de Gamarra M.E., Schutz Y., Catzeflis C., Freymond D., Cauderay M., Calame A., Micheli J.L., Jéquier E.
ISSN
0006-3126 (Print)
ISSN-L
0006-3126
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1987
Volume
51
Number
3
Pages
144-148
Language
english
Abstract
In order to assess the validity of the weight per square of length ratio as an index of adiposity during the neonatal period, 37 premature infants (gestational age, mean +/- SD, = 31.5 +/- 1.1 weeks, birthweight, mean +/- SD, = 1.448 +/- 147 g) were studied for weight, length and skinfold thickness at 5 sites (biceps, triceps, subscapular, suprailiac and quadriceps) during their stay in the Neonatal Unit of the University Hospital in Lausanne. The results show a significant correlation between the adiposity index and the sum of 5 skinfold thickness sites in premature infants. The adiposity index gives a fair estimate of the body fat mass during the postnatal growth in premature infants.
Keywords
Adipose Tissue/anatomy & histology, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Premature/growth & development, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Skinfold Thickness
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Web of science
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