Ethnic and gender differences in body fat in British schoolchildren as measured by DXA

Author: Shaw, Nicholas J, Crabtree, Nicola J, Kibirige, Mohammed S & Fordham, John N

Publisher: Archives of Disease in Childhood; 92(10): 872–875 doi: 10.1136/adc.2007.117911

Publication date: October 2007

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There are known to be ethnic differences in body composition in adults which are related to ethnic differences in adult disease.  This study sought to evaluate gender and ethnic differences in percentage body fat in British schoolchildren and to compare these differences with classification of obesity using body mass index (BMI) criteria.