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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Ailingen_US
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Nualaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKagawa, Masaharuen_US
dc.contributor.authorMa, Guanshengen_US
dc.contributor.authorKijboonchoo, Kallayaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNasreddine, Laraen_US
dc.contributor.authorPoh, Bee Koonen_US
dc.contributor.authorIsmail, Mohammad Nooren_US
dc.contributor.authorHills, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:12:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:12:38Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-22T22:35:58Z
dc.identifier.issn14712458en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2458-11-500en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44771
dc.description.abstractBackground Ethnic differences in body fat distribution contribute to ethnic differences in cardiovascular morbidities and diabetes. However few data are available on differences in fat distribution in Asian children from various backgrounds. Therefore, the current study aimed to explore ethnic differences in body fat distribution among Asian children from four countries. Methods A total of 758 children aged 8-10 y from China, Lebanon, Malaysia and Thailand were recruited using a non-random purposive sampling approach to enrol children encompassing a wide BMI range. Height, weight, waist circumference (WC), fat mass (FM, derived from total body water [TBW] estimation using the deuterium dilution technique) and skinfold thickness (SFT) at biceps, triceps, subscapular, supraspinale and medial calf were collected. Results After controlling for height and weight, Chinese and Thai children had a significantly higher WC than their Lebanese and Malay counterparts. Chinese and Thais tended to have higher trunk fat deposits than Lebanese and Malays reflected in trunk SFT, trunk/upper extremity ratio or supraspinale/upper extremity ratio after adjustment for age and total body fat. The subscapular/supraspinale skinfold ratio was lower in Chinese and Thais compared with Lebanese and Malays after correcting for trunk SFT. Conclusions Asian pre-pubertal children from different origins vary in body fat distribution. These results indicate the importance of population-specific WC cut-off points or other fat distribution indices to identify the population at risk of obesity-related health problems.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue500en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBMC Public Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111499en_US
dc.titleEthnic differences in body fat distribution among Asian pre-pubertal children: A cross-sectional multicenter studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0en_US
gro.description.notepublicPage numbers are not for citation purposes. Instead, this article has the unique article number of 500.en_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 Liu et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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gro.griffith.authorHills, Andrew


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