To measure obesity, how to know if you’re fat, body mass index, waist circumference, body fat and indicators of obesity.
Instrumental methods of measurement of obesity
Anthropometric, based on the realization of body measurements.
- Weight and height.
- Measurement of skin folds, held exerting a fold compression of subcutaneous fat in a particular location.
- Measurement of perimeters or circumferences of the waist and of the hip. The measure of the average arm circumference is used for the assessment of the individual muscle mass.
- Measure the diameters of bone in the elbow or wrist that is used to define the “Constitution of the individual” that reflects the contribution of the skeletal proportions.