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Research Article

Normative Values of Selected Anthropometric Variables in Lagos Nigerian Population

Sonuyi AO1*, Akinpelu AO2, Odole AC2 and Akinbo SRA3

1Department of Physiotherapy, National Orthopeadic Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

2College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

3College of Medicine University of Lagos, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Sonuyi AO
Department of Physiotherapy
National Orthopeadic Hospital, Lagos, UK
Tel: +2348023241114
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: August 31, 2013; Accepted Date: October 18, 2013; Published Date: October 25, 2013

Citation: Sonuyi AO, Akinpelu AO, Odole AC, Akinbo SRA (2013) Normative Values of Selected Anthropometric Variables in Lagos Nigerian Population. Orthop Muscul Syst 2: 133. doi: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000133

Copyright: © 2013 Sonuyi AO. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Background/Objective: Anthropometric measures are important to physical fitness and weight control
programmes because adiposity indices which are often used to measure the outcomes of such programmes are
derived from them. The aim of this study was to determine normative values of selected anthropometric measures of
participants in Lagos, Nigeria.
Method: This cross-sectional survey involved 5342 (2741 males, 2601 females) apparently healthy individuals,
aged 5-90 years who were recruited consecutively. Participants’ weight, height, waist circumference, hip circumference,
percent body fat were measured using standard methods. Body Mass Index (BMI) was computed. Data were analyzed
using mean, standard deviation, percentages, percentiles, and 95% confidence interval of the distribution.
Results: The 95% confidence intervals of distribution for the entire study sample were 67.62-68.46 kg for weight,
1.65-1.66 m for height, 24.72-26.53 kg/m2 for BMI, 26.53-27.05% for percent body fat, 69.53-70.73 cm for waist
circumference, 78.68-79.96 cm for hip circumference, and 0.87-0.88 for waist-hip ratio. The values for all the variables
increased with age until the 60-69 years age group after which it dropped.
Conclusion: Normative values of selected anthropometric variables of Nigerians fall within the upper and lower
bounds of the 95% confidence interval of the distribution.

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