Mesure des plis cutanés et masse adipeuse corporelle: une précision de l'excès de poids dans l'enquête épidémiologique

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serval:BIB_AA6C1E4FBF41
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Mesure des plis cutanés et masse adipeuse corporelle: une précision de l'excès de poids dans l'enquête épidémiologique
Journal
Sozial- Und Präventivmedizin
Author(s)
Burnand B., Hausser D., Rickenbach M., Schutz Y., Gutzwiller F.
ISSN
0303-8408 (Print)
ISSN-L
0303-8408
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1986
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
31
Number
4-5
Pages
229-231
Language
french
Abstract
By definition, obesity corresponds to the presence of a mass of fatty tissue that is excessive with respect to the body mass. Body fat can be calculated in terms of age and sex by measuring the skinfold thickness in several different places. During the MONICA project, the survey of cardiovascular risk factor prevalence enabled us to measure the thickness of four skinfolds (biceps, triceps, subscapular, suprailiac) in 263 inhabitants of Lausanne (125 men, 138 women). In men aged 25-34, 21 +/- 5% of the body mass was composed of fat, in women 29 +/- 4%. The proportion of fat increases to 31 +/- 7% in men and 41 +/- 6% in women aged 55-64. A robust regression allows body fat to be simply expressed in terms of the body mass index. This allows us to confirm the validity of this index for evaluating the degree of obesity during an epidemiological study.
Keywords
Adipose Tissue, Adult, Body Composition, Epidemiologic Methods, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Obesity/diagnosis, Obesity/epidemiology, Skinfold Thickness, Switzerland
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