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Original Article A Study on the Measurements of Total Body Fat in Korean Women Worker.
S D Bin, T K Ryu
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 1973;6(1):17-26
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For purpose of understanding of women worker's nutritional status in Korea, the author had studied on 668 workers who are working in textile industry, chemical industry, manufacture of electrical machinery and supplies, manufacture of rubber and transportation (bus-guider). Skin-fold caliper was applicated and measured five positions. As a results of this study the following conclusions were obtained : 1. The mean skin-fold thickness were ; arm : 9.08+/-3.40 mm (7.23-10.50 mm). Back : 16.23+/-5.25 mm (13.18 -17.20 mm). waist : 17.86+/-5.82 mm (13.27 -19.31 mm). abdomen : 15.45+/-5.04 mm (10.82 -16.43 mm). knee : 13.49+/-4.16 mm (10.80 -14.04 mm) . The lowest mean skin-fold thickness by age was 12.26+/-3.50 mm at 16 year-old and the highest mean skin-fold thickness was 14.57+/-5.55 mm at 19 year-old respectively. 2. Fat amounts. The lowest body fat weight was 10.77kg at 16 year-old and the highest was 12.09kg at 19 year-old, respectively, The mean body fat weight was 11.76kg. The lowest %Fat was 20.67% at 26 year-old, the highest was 23.89% at 18 year-old and the average was 22.76%, respectively. The mean FFW was 39.94kg and the lowest was 37.91kg at 17 year-old, the highest was 41.64 kg at 27 year-old. The ratio of fat weight and total body mass(FW/TBM) were 21.04% at 27 year-old 23.75% at 19 year-old and average was 22.75%, respectively. The ratio of fat free weight and total body mass(FFW/TBM) were 76.25% at 19 year-old and 78.96% at 27 year-old, respectively. The ratio fat weight and fat free weight(FW/FFW) were 27.31% at 27 year-old and 31.15% at 19 year-old. The average was 29.44%.

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