Triceps skinfold thickness centile charts in primary school children in Shiraz, Iran

Seyyed-Mohammad-Taghi Ayatollahi, Farida Mostajabi
2008 Archives of Iranian medicine  
Triceps skinfold thickness charts of a random sample of 2,234 healthy school children (1,161 boys and 1,073 girls) in Shiraz, Iran are presented. Triceps skinfold thickness increases by age and is higher in girls than boys, except for upper extreme centiles. Triceps skinfold thickness may be used with reasonable success to detect childhood obesity, which would be of great importance in public health promotion. It favors adequacy and simplicity in screening for adiposity. The charts presented
more » ... charts presented here are likely to be applied to urban population of school-aged children in Iran, however, it should be updated periodically.
pmid:18298302 fatcat:mkuzd3launep5fyibwup6p35dy