Development of height-weight based equation for assessment of body composition in Sri Lankan children

Wickramasinghe, Vithanage P., Laabadusuriya, Sanath P., Cleghorn, Geoff J., & Davies, Peter S. (2010) Development of height-weight based equation for assessment of body composition in Sri Lankan children. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 77(2), pp. 155-160.

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Objective To develop a height and weight based equation to estimate total body water (TBW) in Sri Lankan children. Methods Cross sectional descriptive study done involving 5–15 year old healthy children. Height and weight were measured. TBW was assessed using isotope dilution method (D2O) and fat free mass (FFM) calculated. Multiple regression analysis was used to develop prediction equation and validated using PRESS statistical technique. Height, weight and sex code (male=1; female=0) were used as prediction variables. Results This study provides height and weight equation for the prediction of TBW in Sri Lankan children. To the best of our knowledge there are no published height weight prediction equations validated on South Asian populations. Conclusion Results of this study need to be affirmed by more studies on other closely related populations by using multicomponent body composition.

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ID Code: 87196
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: [Received October 08, 2008; Accepted September 3, 2009]
Keywords: Height weight equation, Sri Lankan children, Body composition, Fat mass, Bioelectrical-impedance Analysis, Prediction
DOI: 10.1007/s12098-009-0333-5
ISSN: 0019-5456
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2015 01:52
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 00:42

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