Volume 55, Issue 3 And 4 (30 1997)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1997, 55(3 And 4): 84-89 | Back to browse issues page

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Sotoodeh G, Lesan S. A sutdy of anthropometric indices and determination of the effective factors on them in Hassanabad Khaleseh of Eslamshahr, 1373. Tehran Univ Med J. 1997; 55 (3 and 4) :84-89
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In a corss sectional survey, anthropometric indices of 205 women in Hassanabad Khaleseh, rural area of Eslamshahr on the basis of weight (WT), height (HT), body mass index (BMI), midarm circumference (MAC) and waist to hip ratio (W/H) has been investigated. The dependence of these indices to some independent variables were determined. The findings of this study indicated that the mean of WT, HT, BMI, MAC and W/H were 62.5 kg, 154.6 cm, 29.1 kg/m², 278.7 mm and 0.78 respectively. The relation between all anthropometric indices and level of education, gravidy, number of alive children, age at first pregnancy were statistically significant. Also the relation between all anthropometric indices (Except Ht) and marital status and age were statistically significant. The results of this study showed that the most important problem among the women is overweight
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