DXA reference standards for percent body fat and lean body mass in adults

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dc.contributor.advisor Kaminsky, Leonard A., 1955-
dc.contributor.author Wagner, Nathan V.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-10T16:29:50Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-10T16:29:50Z
dc.date.created 2013-05-04
dc.date.issued 2013-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197184
dc.description.abstract Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) provides accurate measurements of percent body fat (%BF) and lean body mass (LBM), however no reference standards currently exist using DXA-derived data. This study’s purpose was to develop reference data sets for DXA-derived %BF and LBM, and to characterize the agreement of obesity classifications between BMI (≥30 kg/m2) and %BF (≥25% for men and ≥30% for women). 2,761 subjects were scanned from 2003-2013 using either the GE Medical Systems Lunar Prodigy or Lunar iDXA. Normative reference tables displaying mean values and select percentiles were created for %BF and LBM across defined age groups for both genders. Mean %BF and LBM closely reflected data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey across age groups in both genders. Agreements between BMI and %BF were 97% when identified as obese and 33% when identified as non-obese. Future research should consider creating a national registry for DXA-derived measurements.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science
dc.subject.lcsh Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
dc.subject.lcsh Adipose tissues -- Measurement -- Standards.
dc.subject.lcsh Body composition -- Measurement -- Standards.
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity -- Diagnosis.
dc.title DXA reference standards for percent body fat and lean body mass in adults en_US
dc.title.alternative Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry reference standards for percent body fat and lean body mass in adults
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1713809


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