Comparison of two bioelectrical impedance analysis models for total body water measurement in children

Lynn C. Danford*, Dale A. Schoeller, Robert F. Kushner

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Abstract

We compared two bioelectrical impedance analysis models, the right-sided tetrapolar method and an experimental cylindrical method, to total body water (TBW) determined by isotopic dilution in 37 prepubertal children aged 5-9 years, who were divided into development and cross-validation groups. Despite its theoretical advantage, no improvement in predicted TBW was seen with the experimental method. The best predictive equation, using the tetrapolar method, was TBW (kg) = 1·84 + 0·45 (height squared/resistance) + 0·11(weight); r2 = 0·98; SEE = 0·62 kg.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-607
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Human Biology
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Physiology
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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