Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0533

Akinpelu AO

Akinpelu AO


  • Research Article
    Normative Values of Selected Anthropometric Variables in Lagos Nigerian Population
    Author(s): Sonuyi AO, Akinpelu AO, Odole AC and Akinbo SRASonuyi AO, Akinpelu AO, Odole AC and Akinbo SRA

    Background/Objective: Anthropometric measures are important to physical fitness and weight control programmes because adiposity indices which are often used to measure the outcomes of such programmes are derived from them. The aim of this study was to determine normative values of selected anthropometric measures of participants in Lagos, Nigeria. Method: This cross-sectional survey involved 5342 (2741 males, 2601 females) apparently healthy individuals, aged 5-90 years who were recruited consecutively. Participants’ weight, height, waist circumference, hip circumference, percent body fat were measured using standard methods. Body Mass Index (BMI) was computed. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation, percentages, percentiles, and 95% confidence interval of the distribution. Results: The 95% confidence .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000133

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