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Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: Comparison of methods to evaluate total body fat and its distribution
Título(s) alternativo(s): Comparação de métodos de avaliação da gordura corporal total e sua distribuição
Autor: Martins, Karine Anusca
Monego, Estelamaris Tronco
Paulinelli, Régis Resende
Freitas Júnior, Ruffo de
Resumo: There was a moderate level of agree- ment between the sum of skinfolds and bioimpedance in women with breast cancer and those with benign breast changes, who came from public health services. The level of agreement was also moderate between intra-abdominal thickness identified with ultrasonography and waist circumference. There was a high level of agreement between bioimpedance and body fat as- sessment (Kg). Considering what has been described here and aiming to assess these women’s body composition, it is recommended that waist circumference assessment be includ- ed to evaluate body fat distribution and that the method of sum of skinfolds be used to evaluate percentage body fat (%) and body fat in kilograms (Kg). These should be per- formed until it becomes possible to assess such measurements with more precise and accurate methods (USG and BIA), as these are simple, low-cost, practical and reliable methods that can be used to implement the nutritional care protocol in the outpatient clinics analyzed.
Abstract: Objective: To compare two methods for evaluating total body fat and its distribution. Methods: Cross-sectional, cohort-nested study. Sixty-two women received a nutritional status evaluation which included total body fat (BF) obtained through the sum of skinfolds (ΣSF) and bioimpedance (BIA). Visceral fat distribution was measured using ultrasonography (USG) (intra-abdominal fat thickness) (IAT) and waist circumference ( WC). The concordance correlation coefficient (CCC) and the determination coefficient (r 2 ) were calculated. Results: Mean patient age was 48.19 (8.99) years. Thirty-six women (58.06%) had a very large WC and 42 (67.74%) had high body fat. There was moderate concordance (r 2 = 0.42; CCC = 0.59; p < 0.01) between the methods for determining body fat (%) and optimal concordance (r 2 = 0.90; CCC = 0.91; p < 0.01) for body fat (kg) determined by BIA and ΣSF. The comparison between WC and IAT (USG) showed moderate concordance (r 2 = 0.49; p < 0.01) between the methods. Conclusions: Moderate concordance in determining total body fat (%) and optimal concordance in determining body fat (kg) were found between the methods. Moderate concordance was found between the methods for determining body fat distribution.
Palavras-chave: Composição corporal
Distribuição da gordura corporal
Dobras cutâneas
Impedância bioelétrica
Circunferência da cintura
Saúde pública
Body composition
Public health
Body fat distribution
Waist circumference
Skinfold thickness
Electric impedance
País: Brasil
Unidade acadêmica: Faculdade de Medicina - FM (RG)
Citação: MARTINS, Karine Anusca; MONEGO, Estelamaris Tronco; PAULINELLI, Régis Resende; FREITAS-JUNIOR, Ruffo. Comparison of methods to evaluate total body fat and its distribution. Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, São Paulo, v. 14, n. 4, p. 677-687, 2011.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/S1415-790X2011000400014 
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/S1415-790X2011000400014 
URI: http://repositorio.bc.ufg.br/handle/ri/18318
Data de publicação: 2011
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