Indicadores antropológicos del estado de salud y bienestar de la población urbana de Vizcaya

Investigación Bioantropológica en la población de Bizkaia

Rebato, Esther
; Rosique, Javier

Publication year:
1998
Publication place:
Donostia-San Sebastián
ISSN:
1137-439X

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Summary

The fatness and fat distribution in a sample of 3,803 Biscayan students of both sexes, whose ages ranged from 4,5 to 23,5 years, have been studied in regard to the socio-economic status of their families. In both sexes the lowest socio-economic level, SES2, had higher values of skinfold thicknesses than SES1 for all skinfolds, except for biceps in the female sample. In males, the effect of SES in subscapular and suprailiac skinfolds was smaller than in extremity skinfolds ; however, the SES had a stronger effect in the abdominal site. In females, the SES effect was greater in subscapular and suprailiac skinfolds
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