The prediction of total body fatness in early infancy

Davies, P.S.W. and Lucas, A. (1990) The prediction of total body fatness in early infancy. Early Human Development, 21 3: 193-198. doi:10.1016/0378-3782(90)90118-3

Author Davies, P.S.W.
Lucas, A.
Title The prediction of total body fatness in early infancy
Journal name Early Human Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-3782
Publication date 1990-03-01
Year available 1990
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0378-3782(90)90118-3
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 193
End page 198
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier/North Holland
Language eng
Subject 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Formatted abstract
We have investigated the relationship between percentage fat mass and skinfold thicknesses in a group of male and female infants at 5, 11 and 26 weeks of age. Fat-free mass and hence fat mass was determined using an H218O dilution technique. Multiple regression analysis was used in order to evaluate whether the triceps and subscapular skinfold measurements, in a number of models, could predict percentage body fat. In all cases skinfold thickness was poorly predictive of percentage body fat. We suggest that variation in the distribution of internal and external stores of body fat may be a major factor accounting for the poor predictive value of skinfold thickness in this study.
Keyword Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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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