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Revista chilena de pediatría

versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106

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URREJOLA N., Pascuala; HODGSON B., María Isabel  y  ICAZA N., María Gloria. Assessment of body composition in girls by bioelectrical impedance and skinfold anthropometry. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2001, vol.72, n.1, pp.26-33. ISSN 0370-4106.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062001000100005.

Skinfold anthropometry (SKF) has been used to estimate body composition for many years but it has several limitations. Bioelectrical impedance (BIA) is a new method recently recommended to be used in adults. Aim: To determine the level of agreement for body fat mass (BF) measurement by BIA and SKF. Subjects and methods: BF was calculated using the following algorithms: Slaughter for SKF, Deurenberg, Houtkooper, Schafer and Cordain for BIA in 50 girls aged between 9 and 11,6 years. Results: Level of agreement determined using Bland and Altman method was poor, with an average difference (SKF-BIA) of 5% ± 2 DS (-5.5 to 15.5). Conclusions: Measurements of BF determined by BIA gave poor agreement with SKF, thus the use of BIA is not recommended in pediatrics clinical practice

Palabras clave : body composition; body fat; skinfold anthropometry; biolelectrical impedance.

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