A novel screening tool to characterize the gynocoid, android and barrel shaped obesity

Atif, Amin Baig and Ahmad Zubaidi, A.latif and Nordin, Simbak (2017) A novel screening tool to characterize the gynocoid, android and barrel shaped obesity. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 10 (12). pp. 54-55. ISSN 0974-3618

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Till date, to the best of our knowledge the genocide, android and barrel shaped obesity are characterized by the pear shaped, apple shaped and barrel shape body appearance respectively. There was a need to develop a screening strategy based on the anthropometric measurements and the available/ reported anthropometric indices are unable to define these different types of obesity. Here we explain a screening method for this purpose by using the novel three indices, namely ASindex [Hip circumference (Hc) minus Waist circumference Wc)]. The screening criterion involves the following steps: 1:The weight (kg) and height (meters) of the subject will be measured to calculate the BMI. 2:The hip circumference (Hc) and waist circumference (Wc), will be measured in obese subjects and the ASindex will be calculate for the difference will be calculated by the formula; Hc – Wc (cm). 3:The mean and +SD, for the ASindex for the given samples will be calculated. 4:The subjects with the negative value for ASindex and the subject with the ASindex value between -1 SD and -2 SD of the mean ASindex will be the android obese.5:The subjects with the positive values equal to or more than the mean value for ASindex will be considered to be genocide obese for that specific observational frame.6:Subjects with the ASindex values lesser than mean and between the mean ASindex and -1SD will be the barrel shaped obese. The criterion can be subjected to obese attributes beside its application on normal healthy individuals for the prediction of the genocide, android and barrel shaped obesity. The method was tested on a total of 50 type I, obese subjects (as per sample size calculations). The results showed the specificity and sensitivity of the screening method to be acceptable (more than 0.5) via XLSTAT data analyser. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study proposing the method to differentiate the genocide, android and barrel shaped obesity as per statistical avoided rigors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waist to hip ratio tool, anthropometric indices, criteria obesity, novel measurements
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2022 07:34
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2022 07:34
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/5853

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