El uso de valores de referencia en la evaluación del estado nutricional por antropometría

Nutrición, alimentación y salud: confluencias antropológicas

REBATO OCHOA, Esther
; ROSIQUE GRACIA, Javier
; SALCES BETI, Itziar
; SAN MARTÍN TELO, Leire
; VINAGRE OYARZABAL, Arantza

Publication year:
2000
Publication place:
Donostia-San Sebastián
ISBN:
84-8419-962-2
ISSN:
1137-439X

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Summary

The estimate of the recommendable weight for age, height and sex of the individual is one of most customary practices in the valuation of nutritional states. In fact, anthropometric measures are necessary and sensitive indicators that reflect the nutritional situation accumulated with the passing of time. As weight and height tables for age and sex reflect dependent values of the population in study, the type of reference elected (international or local) can influence the diagnoses of excess weight, lack of weight and also obesity. In this research, the authors discuss the use of different reference values for weight, height and the Corporal Mass Index (CMI) in order to value the nutritional state of a sample of 550 adult individuals of both sexes, users of a series of welfare services in the City of Bilbao.
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