Curr Health Sci J, vol. 38, no. 3, 2012

The evaluation of the most important anthropometric variables in adult population in Oltenia County

[Original paper]


(1)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova


Anthropometric measurements allow us to establish population health state and the tendency and evolution of the variables resulted from those measurements. By studying height, weight and body fat and also by calculating the waist circumference hip circumference ratio and by calculating the body mass index, we could group the adult population of Oltenia county into the category of the overweight subjects and  I class obesity; therefore the risk of the coronarian and diabetes mellitus type II diseases increases simultaneous to the significant fat accumulations.

anthropometry, anthropometric variables

Dana Albulescu, Lecturer,University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Str Petru Rares nr. 4, 200456, Craiova, Dolj, Romania,

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.38.03.02 - Download PDF