Ethnic differences in the distribution of subcutaneous fat

Dugdale A.E., May G.M.S. and O'hara V.M. (1980) Ethnic differences in the distribution of subcutaneous fat. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 10 1: 19-23. doi:10.1080/03670244.1980.9990612

Author Dugdale A.E.
May G.M.S.
O'hara V.M.
Title Ethnic differences in the distribution of subcutaneous fat
Journal name Ecology of Food and Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1543-5237
Publication date 1980-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03670244.1980.9990612
Open Access Status
Volume 10
Issue 1
Start page 19
End page 23
Total pages 5
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
2303 Ecology
Abstract Cross section anthropometric measurements of 451 Aboriginal and 3970 Caucasian primary school children have shown that the distribution of subcutaneous fat differs between trunk (subscapular) and limbs (triceps). A high subscapular/triceps ratio was associated constantly with low weight-for-age and Aboriginal race. It is possible that these two factors are primary determinants of the subscapular/triceps ratio, but other possible causes, such as the growth during early infancy and disease history should be investigated. Significant differences between races could invalidate the estimates of body fat mass based on anthropometric data.
Keyword aborigines
skinfold thickness
subcutaneous fat
subscapular skinfold
triceps skinfold
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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