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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Indicators Of Obesity In Young People With Down Syndrome [indicadores De Obesidade Em Jovens Com Síndrome De Down]
Author: Freire F.
Costa L.T.
Gorla J.I.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to compare growth and obesity parameters by gender, as well as check the correlation on the variables of two obesity parameters, body mass index (BMI) and % body fat in chil-dren and adolescents with Down syndrome. The sample was composed by 104 children and adoles-cents, 58 boys and 46 girls ranging between 07 and 17 years-old, all students enrolled in specialized institutions of the State of São Paulo. BMI and % body fat were calculated after collecting a few an-thropometric measures, such as body mass, height and skinfolds (subscapular and triceps). The results were analyzed by rank correlation coefficient Spearman. Correlations between the raw scores of BMI and % body fat was 0.87, i.e., a strong effect. Thus, results demonstrated that BMI is strongly associat-ed to % body fat, being a good procedure to assess overweight and obesity in people with Down syndrome. Copyright © 2014 Fundação Técnica e Científica do Desporto.
Editor: Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.6063/motricidade.10(2).1196
Date Issue: 2014
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