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Are Japanese obesity criteria useful for screening at risk Japanese? Consideration from anthropometric indices- percentage body fat relationships

Kagawa, Masaharu, Tahara, Yasuaki , Byrne, Nuala M., Moji, Kazuhiko , Tsunawake, Noriaki , & Hills, Andrew P. (2008) Are Japanese obesity criteria useful for screening at risk Japanese? Consideration from anthropometric indices- percentage body fat relationships. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 20(Supp), pp. 102-110.

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    Abstract

    Both childhood and adult obesity are of serious public health concern in Japan. While Japan has diagnostic criteria for both childhood and adult obesity and metabolic syndrome, the appropriateness of the proposed criteria has been questioned. The present study aimed to determine screning ability of anthropomenric indices relative to estimated percentage body fat (%BF) and tp propose gender-and maturation-specific cut-off points using 1,393 Japanese (552 malesand 841 females; 7.6 - 66.3 years old). Between 20%-50% of individuals with high fat deposits were misclassified using body mass index (BMI), abdominal circumference (AC), abdominal to height ratio (AHtR), and sum of two skinfolds (sigma 2SF). Using the WHO public action point of 23kg/m2, AC of 80 cm, AHtR of 0.5 for all groups and sigma 2SF of 25 mm for males and 40 mm for females were estimated to be potentially useful cutoff-points. The results may indicate a need for further research for appropriate screening cut-off points for Japanese.

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    ID Code: 17399
    Item Type: Journal Article
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    Keywords: Anthropometric indices, Cut-off points, Screening, Japanese, Obesity
    ISSN: 1010-5395
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Pacific Peoples Health (111715)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
    Deposited On: 23 Apr 2009 15:35
    Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 14:49

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