Mid-Arm and Mid-Thigh Circumference: An Indicator of Fitness for Liposuction Surgery
The prevalence of obesity in adolescents and children has risen to alarming level globally and this has led to serious public health consequences. The aim of this study was to determine the use of mid-arm circumference (MAC) and mid-thigh circumference (MTC) in the identification of obesity amongst Urhobos a of Delta State. The study was conducted in Eni Grammer School, Churches in Evwreni Delta State, Six. Six hundred subjects (300 males and 300 females) were recruited for the study between the ages 15 - 60 years. Results showed that MAC and MTC strongly correlated with Body Mass Index (BMI) as represented in a scatter plot. Statistical significant difference was observed between male and female MAC (26.61 ± 2.7) and MTC (44.74 ± 6.6). This indicates that there is a direct proportion between MAC, MTC and BMI.
Key Words: Obesity, mid-arm circumference, mid-thigh circumference