ANÁLISE DE FÓRMULAS DE ESTIMATIVA DE PESO E ALTURA EM ADULTOS JOVENS

Introduction: Anthropometric measurements are widely used because they are simple, non-invasive and with fast results. Weight and height can be obtained by measurement or by estimation formulas. Few studies have been evaluated the similarity of the values obtained through the formulas of estimation...

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Main Authors: Raíssa Marina de Freitas Rodrigues, Virgínia Capistrano Fajardo, Margarete Nimer
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Josely Correa Koury 2019-08-01
Series:Demetra
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Online Access:https://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/demetra/article/view/35793
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Summary:Introduction: Anthropometric measurements are widely used because they are simple, non-invasive and with fast results. Weight and height can be obtained by measurement or by estimation formulas. Few studies have been evaluated the similarity of the values obtained through the formulas of estimation with the values measured. Aim: Compare the weight and height measured with the resultant values by estimation formulas, in order to analyze which of them presents better results in brazilian adults. Method: This is a cross-sectional study carried out with 100 students between 19 and 35 years of age. The correlation and the concordance between weight and height measured and the estimated values were analyzed. Results: The weight estimation formulas of Chumlea et al. and formula C of Rabito et al. presented a very strong correlation, only Chumlea et al. had good agreement and homogeneity. Formulas A and B of Rabito et al. presented strong correlation, good agreement and heterogeneity. The height estimation formulas of Chumlea et al. and Rabito et al. obtained a strong correlation with the measured height and heterogeneity, being that of Rabito et al. presented good agreement. Conclusion: There was good correlation between all the formulas and the measures evaluated. However, only the height estimation formula of Rabito et al., those of weight estimation by Chumlea et al. and Formulas A and B of Rabito et al. presented good agreement. DOI: 10.12957/demetra.2019.35793
ISSN:2238-913X