chapter 6 anthropometry

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  1. what are anthropometrics?
    comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body
  2. what is the book definition of anthropometrics?
    the measurement of body size,weight, and proportions
  3. purpose of anthropomtric measurements (4)
    -ID of groups at risk of morbidity and mortality


    -tool for individual monitoring and intervention

    -useful in a clinical setting to estimate body compositiion
  4. advantages of anthopometrics (4)
    -high specificity and sesitivyt

    -measure many variables of nutritional significance

    -readings are reproducible

    -non-expensive and need minimal training
  5. Limitations of anthropometrics (5)
    -inter-observers errors in measurement

    -limited Nut DIAG.

    -problems with reference stndards

    -no such thing as average person

    -arbitrary values for cut off levels
  6. How are anthropometric measurements used for children?
    -used to evaluate the physical growth of the child

    • ***this can help to project their growth on a chart
    • and ¬†calcuate growth velocity
  7. 2 ways to determine the length
    -knee height

    -arm span
  8. clinical factors that may influence the interpretation of weight status and change (5)
    -fluid overload


    -reasons for poor intake

    -reasons for increased estimated energy expenditure

    -reasons for loss of nutrients
  9. anthropometric measurements that porvide an index to risk of some chronic diseases (3)

    -Waist to hip ratio

    -waist circumference
  10. purpose of triceps skin fold (TSF), MAC, MAMC? (2)
    • -used to estimate subcutaneous fat
    • *body fat

    -estimate skeletal muscle mass
  11. 3 teachniques to measure body fat percentage?

    -under water weighing

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chapter 6 anthropometry
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