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dc.contributor.authorFarah, N
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, M
dc.contributor.authorRamphul, M
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, N
dc.contributor.authorKennelly, M M
dc.contributor.authorTurner, M J
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:58:41Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:58:41Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:58:41Z
dc.identifier.citationJ Obstet Gynaecol. 2011 Aug;31(6):483-5.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1364-6893 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0144-3615 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21823843en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/01443615.2011.581316en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208047
dc.description.abstractThe use of body mass index (BMI) for the diagnosis of obesity has limitations, especially when comparing ethnic groups with different body proportions. The aim of this prospective study was to compare maternal body composition in early pregnancy between Caucasian Irish and Indian women. A total of 81 Indian women and 81 Irish Caucasian women were matched for age, parity and BMI. Maternal weight and height were measured, and body composition analysed using bioelectrical impedance. The Irish women were taller and weighed more than the Indian women (p<0.001). At any given BMI, the Indian women had a higher total body fat percentage, visceral fat level and high fat percentage than the Irish women (p=0.024, 0.001 and 0.001, respectively). Our findings suggest that lower BMI cut-offs should be used for screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in Indian women attending our antenatal services.
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group/*ethnologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshBody Composition/*physiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Indexen_GB
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshElectric Impedanceen_GB
dc.subject.meshEuropean Continental Ancestry Group/*ethnologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIndia/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaternal Welfareen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Trimester, First/*physiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.titleComparison in maternal body composition between Caucasian Irish and Indian women.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUCD Centre for Human Reproduction, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, , Dublin, Ireland. nadine.farah@ucd.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of, Obstetrics and Gynaecologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster
html.description.abstractThe use of body mass index (BMI) for the diagnosis of obesity has limitations, especially when comparing ethnic groups with different body proportions. The aim of this prospective study was to compare maternal body composition in early pregnancy between Caucasian Irish and Indian women. A total of 81 Indian women and 81 Irish Caucasian women were matched for age, parity and BMI. Maternal weight and height were measured, and body composition analysed using bioelectrical impedance. The Irish women were taller and weighed more than the Indian women (p<0.001). At any given BMI, the Indian women had a higher total body fat percentage, visceral fat level and high fat percentage than the Irish women (p=0.024, 0.001 and 0.001, respectively). Our findings suggest that lower BMI cut-offs should be used for screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in Indian women attending our antenatal services.


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