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Assessment of body composition of Bengalee boys of Binpur, West Bengal, India, using a modified Hattori chart method

Authors:

Swarup Pratiharp ,

Vidyasagar University, IN
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Research Scholar, Vidyasagar University, India
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Binoy Kuiti,

Vidyasagar University, IN
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Ph.D. Scholar, Vidyasagar University, India
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Kaushik Bose

VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY, IN
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Professor, Vidyasagar University, India
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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the relationship be­tween fat-free mass index (FFMI) and fat mass index (FMI) by applying a body composition chart (BCC) on school boys of Binpur, West Bengal, India.

Method: Data from 214 healthy school children of 10 to 17 years of age were obtained. The FFMI and FMI were plotted on the BCC, and the dif­ferences in the relationships between categories of FFMI and FMI were separately evaluated by Chi square test with body mass index (BMI) cut-off value.

Results: The means of FFM and FM were 32.3±7.92 kg and 6.58± 3.2 kg respectively. Means of FFMI and FMI were 14.0±1.78 kg/m2 and 2.83± 1.20 kg/m2, respectively.  Both FFMI and FMI categories were highly significant with cut-off BMI. Hattori chart indicated a wide variability in PBF that can occur for a given BMI value.

Conclusions: Use of Hattori Charts incorporating BMI, PBF, FMI and FFMI are useful in studying the interrelations between these 4 variables. Both FFMI and FMI categories were highly significant when compared to cut-off BMI in measuring body composition. Modified Hattori Chart indicated a wide variability in PBF that can occur for a given BMI value.

How to Cite: Pratiharp, S., Kuiti, B. and Bose, K., 2016. Assessment of body composition of Bengalee boys of Binpur, West Bengal, India, using a modified Hattori chart method. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 45(3), pp.177–183. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v45i3.8030
Published on 05 Sep 2016.
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