Paper Information

Journal:   ARCHIVES OF IRANIAN MEDICINE   MARCH 2008 , Volume 11 , Number 2; Page(s) 210 To 213.
 
Paper:  TRICEPS SKINFOLD THICKNESS CENTILE CHARTS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN SHIRAZ, IRAN
 
Author(s):  AYAT ELAHI S.M.T.*, MOSTAJABI F.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF BIOSTATISTICS, SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SHIRAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Triceps skinfold thickness charts of a random sample of 2,234 healthy school children (1,161 boys and 1,073 girls) in Shiraz, Iran are presented. Triceps skinfold thickness increases by age and  is higher in girls than boys, except for upper extreme centiles. Triceps skinfold thickness may be used with reasonable success to detect childhood obesity, which would be of great importance in public health promotion. It favors adequacy and simplicity in screening for adiposity. The charts presented here are likely to be applied to urban population of school-aged children in Iran, however, it should be updated periodically.

 
Keyword(s): CHILDREN, PRIMARY SCHOOL, SKINFOLD THICKNESS
 
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