Data from: Validity of bioelectrical impedance analysis in predicting total body water and adiposity among Senegalese school-aged children

Nicole Idohou-Dossou, Mégné Nde, Salimata Wade, Adama Diouf, Mbeugué Thiam & Ousmane Diongue
Introduction: Childhood obesity is currently a serious public health challenge in developing countries. Therefore, an accurate assessment of adiposity is required. The objective of this study was to validate BIA prediction equations for the assessment of total body water and adiposity or percentage of body fat for the first time in Senegalese school-aged children. Methods: One-hundred-fifty-one (151) pupils who were 8-11 years old were randomly selected from four public schools in Dakar. The body composition...
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