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dc.contributor.authorChivers, P.
dc.contributor.authorHands, B.
dc.contributor.authorBeilin, L.
dc.contributor.authorKendall, Garth
dc.contributor.authorBulsara, Max
dc.contributor.authorParker, H.
dc.identifier.citationChivers, Paolo and Parker, Helen and Hands, Beth and Beilin, Lawrence and Kendall, Garth and Bulsara, Max. 2010. A Comparison of Field Measures of Adiposity Among Australian Adolescents from the Raine Study. Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation. 6 (1): pp. 33-45.

This study examined the possible inter-changeability of common proxy measures of adiposity in adolescent 14 year olds from a large cohort. A sample of 1,607 adolescents (n = 825 male and n = 782 female) was drawn from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study. Pearson Product Moment Correlation, Bland-Altman method, and Bland regression were used to determine the level of agreement between common proxy adiposity measures. The Bland-Altman and Bland regression results supported the notion that the two indices (Waist-height-Ratio and Body-Mass-Index) are measuring a similar construct (F = .974, p = .324). However 95 percent limits of agreement differed between the methods (95% CI [21.04, 21.52] and [17.71, 24.90] respectively), with the Bland regression approach suggesting that the measures are not interchangeable. These results provide evidence that different adiposity measures are not comparable, particularly when tracking weight status over time. The validity of WHR as an adiposity measure is questioned, and the similarity in weight status groupings based on WHtR and BMI, indicate these measures are most comparable.

dc.publisherUniversiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
dc.subjectWaist-Height Ratio
dc.subjectwaist girth
dc.subjectWaist-Hip Ratio
dc.subjectPearson Moment Correlation
dc.subjectRaine Study
dc.subjectBland Regression limits of agreement
dc.subjectBland-Altman method
dc.titleA Comparison of Field Measures of Adiposity Among Australian Adolescents from the Raine Study
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleMalaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation
curtin.departmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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