• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-3

Original Article

Anthropometric measurements of obese Sudanese women Aged 40-50 years: Case study (Wed Medani) area


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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