Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-3
Nagah Abdelwahab Ahmed Mohamed
Biochemistry, Sudan University of science and technology, Faculty of Animal production Science and Technology [email protected]
This study was conducted to compare anthropometric measurements between obese and non-obese Sudanese women. A total of 200 apparently healthy adult Sudanese females aged 40-50 years were invited to participate in this study. Participants were classified into two groups, non-obese, and obese (BMI-C:< 25 and >30kg/m2) based on WHO,1997. At (P<0.05) the anthropometric measurements were greater in obese women compared to non-obese women. Means of body height, body weight, body mass index, waist circumference, abdomen circumference, buttock (hips) circumference, mid upper arm circumference and waist to hips ratio of non-obese and obese women were (162.39, 57.16, 21.82, 77.67, 87.16, 99.40, 28.49, 0.77 cm) and (160.70, 81.36, 31.98, 97.45, 102.47, 116.73, 36.30, 0.83 cm) respectively. Obese women appear to have abdominal visceral fat. As anthropometric measurements are ethnic specific, more studies are recommended.
Keywords: Obesity, Anthropometric measurements, Obesity, Women, Sudan.
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