Converting Tanner-Whitehouse reference tricep and subscapular skinfold measurements to standard deviation scores

Davies, P.S.W., Day, J.M.E. and Cole, T.J. (1993) Converting Tanner-Whitehouse reference tricep and subscapular skinfold measurements to standard deviation scores. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 47 8: 559-566.


Author Davies, P.S.W.
Day, J.M.E.
Cole, T.J.
Title Converting Tanner-Whitehouse reference tricep and subscapular skinfold measurements to standard deviation scores
Journal name European Journal of Clinical Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0954-3007
Publication date 1993-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 47
Issue 8
Start page 559
End page 566
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Nature Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
Abstract The use of conventional standard deviation (SD) scores is inappropriate when data are not normally distributed, as is the case with the tricep and subscapular skinfolds. However, it is now possible to summarize centile data in three age-specific parameters (called L, M and S) and by the appropriate use of these parameters, SD scores for skinfold measurements can be calculated that take into account skewness in the centile data. The L, M and S parameters for the tricep and subscapular skinfolds from age 1 to 19 years [J. M. Tanner and R. H. Whitehouse (1975) Arch. Dis. Childh. 50,142-145] are presented and the equation for the calculation of SD scores described.
Keyword LMS Method
Height
Thickness
Children
Weight
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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