International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Kobzová J, Bláha P, Krejčovský L, Riedlová J, Vignerová J, 2003: Fat Tissue in Czech School Children. Quantity, Distribution, Correlation Analysis. Anthropologie (Brno) 41, 1-2: 181-186'.
Detection of body fat provides a high degree of information about body composition and nutritional status in men. We ascertained quantity and distribution of adipose fat tissue in individuals from our sample and correlated the skinfold thickness from various body spots. The monitoring sample consisted of 1,925 children aged 6-15 years, measured repeatedly in the period 1997-99. We have applied the measurement of skinfold thickness for assessing the subcutaneous fat. The adipose tissue was measured with the Harpenden caliper at 5 body areas on the right site of the body. Standard statistical analyses were used for the evalution. Percentile distribution of 5 skinfold thickness values is presented in this report. The statistical relationship of linear regression exists between values of skinfold thickness. Correlation coefficients were calculated to assess the degree of this relationship. The data analysis of the sample proved the following: unequal distribution of subcutaneous fat tissue values, very intense correlation of one skinfold thickness to the sum of 5 skinfold thickness and only slightly less intense correlation among skinfolds from various spots of body. Correlations are intersexually different, correlation coefficients vary in relation to age. It results from the previous points that one skinfold thickness value only informs competently about body composition and nutrition status of children.
Czech children - Skinfold thickness - Distribution of thickness values - Correlations among skinfold thickness

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