Measurement method best correlates with body mass index: WHR, PBF and VF. / Noor Fatihah Ilias, Nurul Najwa Aminul Mahzan and Muhammad Danial Noor Hamidi

Ilias, Noor Fatihah and Aminul Mahzan, Nurul Najwa and Noor Hamidi, Muhammad Danial (2020) Measurement method best correlates with body mass index: WHR, PBF and VF. / Noor Fatihah Ilias, Nurul Najwa Aminul Mahzan and Muhammad Danial Noor Hamidi. Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation (MJSSR), 16 (2). pp. 159-170. ISSN 2735-1238

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Abstract

The body mass index (BMI) had been the most measured to characterize body composition in an individuals. However, BMI has been criticized as being an inaccurate measured of body fatness among active individuals. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the relationship between BMI and waist to hip ratio (WHR), percentage body fat (PBF) and visceral fat (VF) among active individuals. The design used in this study was descriptive correlation design. Subjects (n = 242) were students from Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, UiTM Shah Alam. BMI, WHR, PBF and VF measurements was using Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). There was a positive relationship between BMI and WHR, PBF and VF. Results showed high relationship between BMI and WHR (r = 0.615, p = 0.000). Whereas, moderate relationship between BMI and PBF (r = 0.421, p = 0.000). Besides, there was high relationship between BMI and VF (r = 0.529, p = 0.000). Based on results, BMI was moderate to high relationship between WHR, PBF and VF. Therefore, BMI can be considered accurate and appropriate measurement to determine body fatness among active individuals.

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Ilias, Noor Fatihah
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Aminul Mahzan, Nurul Najwa
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Noor Hamidi, Muhammad Danial
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Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology > Musculoskeletal system. Movements > Mechanics. Kinesiology
Q Science > QP Physiology > Human physiology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation (MJSSR)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation (MJSSR)
ISSN: 2735-1238
Volume: 16
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 159-170
Official URL: https://mjssr.com/journal
Item ID: 48301
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body Mass Index (BMI), WHR, PBF, VF
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/48301

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