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Intern Med. 2005 Jul;44(7):702-5.

Clinical evaluation of body fat percentage in 11,833 Japanese measured by air displacement plethysmograph.

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  • 1Okayama Southern Institute of Health, Okayama.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Body fat percentage is commonly used for assessing body composition. We investigated the body fat percentage in Japanese subjects measured by air displacement plethysmograph (ADP) termed BOD POD.

METHODS:

Cross-sectional clinical investigation study.

PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS:

We used data of 11,833 Japanese subjects aged 20-79 years [body mass index (BMI): 23.2+/-3.7 kg/m2]. Body fat percentage was evaluated by BOD POD. Anthropometric parameters such as height, weight, BMI, waist circumference and hip circumference were also measured.

RESULTS:

Mean values of body fat percentage measured by BOD POD were 24.5+/-6.6% in men and 31.1+/-7.1% in women, mean values were also calculated as classified into aged groups in normal weight subjects. Body fat percentage was significantly correlated with BMI and 25.1% of men and 34.6% of women corresponded to 25 kg/m2 in BMI.

CONCLUSION:

Mean value of body fat percentage in normal weight Japanese subjects was revealed. In addition, the level of 25% in men and 35% in women corresponded to 25 kg/m2 of BMI.

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16093590
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