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External cross-validation of bioelectrical impedance analysis for the assessment of body composition in Korean adults
- Kim, Hyeoi-Jin ;
- Kim, Chul-Hyun ;
- Kim, Dong-Won ;
- Park, Mi-Ra ;
- Park, Hye-Soon ;
- Min, Sun-Seek ;
- Han, Seung-Ho ;
- Yee, Jae-Yong ;
- Chung, So-Chung ;
- Kim, Chan
- Received : 2010.12.28
- Accepted : 2011.06.14
- Published : 2011.06.30
Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) models must be validated against a reference method in a representative population sample before they can be accepted as accurate and applicable. The purpose of this study was to compare the eight-electrode BIA method with DEXA as a reference method in the assessment of body composition in Korean adults and to investigate the predictive accuracy and applicability of the eight-electrode BIA model. A total of 174 apparently healthy adults participated. The study was designed as a cross-sectional study. FM, %fat, and FFM were estimated by an eight-electrode BIA model and were measured by DEXA. Correlations between BIA_%fat and DEXA_%fat were 0.956 for men and 0.960 for women with a total error of 2.1%fat in men and 2.3%fat in women. The mean difference between BIA_%fat and DEXA_%fat was small but significant (P < 0.05), which resulted in an overestimation of
Body composition;bioelectrical impedance analysis;cross-validation;Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry
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