MEASURING OBESITYLEVEL BY BIO-ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE AND COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL METHODS

MEASURING OBESITYLEVEL BY BIO-ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE AND COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL METHODS

  • أحمد صالح ساجت
  • أحمد محمد كاظم
  • عبد الحسن حيدر
  • ، عبد الرحمن فاضل حسين
Keywords: Obesity, bio-electrical impedance, anthropometric measurements.

Abstract

This study aimed to determine obesity level of some population in Baghdad by using Bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA) and compared with anthropometric measurements such as body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). Statistical analysis results of linear correlation coefficients for obesity indicators showed that BIA correlation 0.92 was most significant and reliable for obesity measurement.

Results of BIA method for age group 20-29 years showed that 44.4% of females were healthy body while 37.8% of males suffer from increased body fat. Results of age group 30-39 year showed that 32.6 of females were in healthy body and 42% of males were obese. In case age group 40-49 year was 45.8% of female had an increase in body fat while 60% of males were obese, and age group over 50 year both females and males were obese.

Author Biographies

أحمد صالح ساجت

1Senior Scientific Researcher, Center of Food and Biotechnology, Directorate of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

أحمد محمد كاظم

2Scientific Researcher, Center of Food and Biotechnology, Directorate of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

عبد الحسن حيدر

3Scientific Researcher, Center of Food and Biotechnology, Directorate of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

، عبد الرحمن فاضل حسين

4cientific Researcher, Center of Food and Biotechnology, Directorate of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

Published
2018-11-04