Title

Relation of neck circumference with total body fat and BMI

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Current Nutrition and Food Science

Publication Date

5-1-2016

Abstract

© 2016 Bentham Science Publishers. Purpose: The prevalence of obesity in United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reached alarming rates during the last decade. Neck Circumference (NC) is a simple measure that can identify obesity levels. However, no studies in UAE so far have studied the connection of NC with other anthropometric measurements. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between NC and obesity. Methods: Two hundred and forty-three female students participated in the study. Anthropometric data was also collected from all subjects. The study was approved by the ethical committee of the university and a consent form was signed by all participating subjects. Results: Based on under the area curve (AUC), obesity was defined with NC >31.25cm. Pearson correlation analysis showed a significantly moderate relationship between obesity and BMI (r=0.454, P31 cm may be used as a cut off level for determining obesity in female college students. TBF and BMI were also independently associated with NC.

ISSN

1573-4013

Publisher

Bentham Science Publishers B.V.

Volume

12

Issue

2

First Page

121

Last Page

124

Disciplines

Life Sciences

Keywords

Abu Dhabi, Body fat, Female students, Neck circumference, Obesity

Scopus ID

84964194296

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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