Índice de adiposidad corporal como indicador de exceso de peso en adultos jóvenes Colombianos: Comparación con el índice de masa corporal

Translated title of the contribution: Body fat index as an indicator of overweight in young Colombian adults: Comparison with body mass index

JE Correa-Bautista, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Katherine González-Ruíz, Javier Martínez Torres

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    Abstract

    Introduction: The body fat index (BMI) is an anthropometric measure that evaluates the percentage of total fat. In Colombia, this index has shown high predictive capacity for the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome; however, its diagnostic utility as an indicator of excess weight has not been studied. Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic capacity of the body adiposity index as an indicator of excess weight in young Colombian adults. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study of 5,436 university students (59.4% female). The CAR was estimated using the Bergman et al. ([hip circumference in cm]/[height in m2]1,5-18). Overweight and overweight and obesity' classification were determined using the body mass index. As diagnostic utility indicators of the IAC, the area under the curve (AUC), sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (RV+), negative likelihood ratio (RV-) were calculated through a Receiver Operating Curve (ROC) analysis. Results: The mean age of those assessed was 20.5 years (95% CI 20.4-20.6) and the mean TSI was 25.2% (95% CI 26.1-26.3). The cut-off point of the CAR that allowed for the proper classification of overweight subjects was 26.5% (J-youden 35.5% 95% CI 32.7-38.3), with a sensitivity of 76,5% (IC95% 74.1%- 78.9%), specificity 59.0% (IC95% 57.5%- 60.5%), RV+ 1.87 (IC95% 01.78-1.96) RV- 0.57 (IC95% 0.48-0.66) and ABC 0.763 (IC95% 0.747-0.779; p<0,001). Conclusion: In young Colombian adults, the CAI allowed for a proper classification of excess weight when compared to the BMI. Studies in other population groups are recommended that may complement the results found in this study.
    Translated title of the contributionBody fat index as an indicator of overweight in young Colombian adults: Comparison with body mass index
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)74-74
    Number of pages1
    JournalRevista Brasileira De Ciência & Movimento
    Volume23
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Oct 2015

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