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Body Fat Percentage of Urban South African Children: Implications for Health and Fitness

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.203
Pages: 
582–8
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School children in Central Pretoria, South Africa, have a high level of excessive percentage body fat, with girls having significantly higher percentage body fat compared to boys. Racially, black children were fatter than white children. The excessive percentage body fat observed among the children in this study has implications for their health and fitness.
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Objective: To explore gender and racial profiling of percentage body fat of 1136 urban South African children attending public schoolsin Pretoria Central.
 
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13 Dec, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Effects of a Mat Pilates Programme on Body Composition in Elderly Women

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.107
Pages: 
524–8
Synopsis: 
An eight-week mat Pilates exercise programme may contradict or even reverse some of the most serious consequences of ageing associated with an increased fat mass and reduced lean body mass in elderly females.

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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013

A Prediction Equation for the Estimation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Using an Elliptical Motion Trainer

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.194
Pages: 
114–7
Synopsis: 
In the United States of America, 6.2 million individuals use elliptical motion trainers. However, graded exercise test protocols to estimate peak oxygen consumption using elliptical motion trainers have not been developed for the general population.

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Objective: In the United States of America, 6.2 million individuals are using elliptical motion trainers in fitness centres. However, graded exercise test protocols to estimate peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) using elliptical motion trainers have not been developed for the general population.

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31 Aug, 2012
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e-Published: 16 May, 2013

Using Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve Analysis in Detecting Excess Adiposity in 9–13-year Old South African Children

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DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.108
Pages: 
670–3
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This study confirmed that log10 SF4:BMI (subcutaneous to overall fat) at conventional cut-off points had a relatively high sensitivity and specificity in detecting excess adiposity, and therefore could be used to identify excess adiposity in South African children.

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Objective: Little is known concerning the applicability of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent South African children. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of body mass index (BMI) and skinfold thickness:BMI (subcutaneous to overall fat) in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent urban South African school children.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

Using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curve Analysis in Detecting Excess Adiposity in 9-13-year Old South African Children

DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.108

Objective: Little is known concerning the applicability of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent South African children. Therefore the purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of body mass index (BMI) and skinfold thickness:BMI (subcutaneous to overall fat) in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent urban South African school children.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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