Correlation of anthropometry with CT in Mexican-American women

Colleen Keller, Kedar Chintapalli, Jack Lancaster

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Abstract

Measurement of regional fat has commonly been accomplished by extrapolation from anthropometric measures. Recent studies of White and Black women have demonstrated differences in intra-abdominal fat, using computerized tomographic (CT) techniques. These same estimates were computed for 48 Mexican American women who were undergoing CT for diagnostic purposes. Waist-hip ratios, waist-thigh ratios, and sagittal diameter index were also calculated. Four (7mm) CT slices between L - 4 and L - 5 were analyzed with imaging software. The volume of both subcutaneous and visceral fat was estimated. Like other minority women, Mexican American women had less intra-abdominal fat than subcutaneous fat, which is important because of the association of excess intra-abdominal fat with cardiovascular risk. Intra-abdominal fat volume was significantly predicted by only one variable, sagittal abdominal diameter, while subcutaneous fat volume was predicted by hip and thigh circumferences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-153
Number of pages9
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Anthropometry
Intra-Abdominal Fat
Subcutaneous Fat
Thigh
Sagittal Abdominal Diameter
Waist-Hip Ratio
Hip
Software
Fats

Keywords

  • Anthropometry
  • Computerized tomography
  • Mexican American women
  • Regional fat

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  • Nursing(all)

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Correlation of anthropometry with CT in Mexican-American women. / Keller, Colleen; Chintapalli, Kedar; Lancaster, Jack.

In: Research in Nursing and Health, Vol. 22, No. 2, 04.1999, p. 145-153.

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Keller, Colleen ; Chintapalli, Kedar ; Lancaster, Jack. / Correlation of anthropometry with CT in Mexican-American women. In: Research in Nursing and Health. 1999 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 145-153.
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