The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
№ 5 / 2012 / 33-37

Anthropometric measures at the native people of Сhukotka

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The single–stage epidemiological (cross-sectional) study of the indigenous inhabitants of Chukotka (675 men) aged 25–64 years has been carried out. Mean of anthropometric measures were: body mass index – 25 kg/m2, waist circumference – 84 cm, and overweight – 26 %, obesity class I – 8.7 %, obese class II – 3 %, obese class III – 1.5 %. The direct relationship between anthropometric data and the frequency of blood pressure, dyslipidemia, and the reverse relationship between anthropometric data and the frequency of smoking have been revealed.

Key words

body mass index, Chukotka, the ratio of waist to hip size, waist, hips, indigenous people, obesity
About Authors (Correspondence):

Gyrgolkau L.A.candidate of medical sciences, senior researcher, e-mail:

Nikitin Yu.P. – doctor of medical sciences, professor, academician of RAMS, head of the laboratory for ethiopathogenesis and internal diseases clinic, e-mail:

Shcherbakova L.V. – senior researcher, e-mail:

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Received: 10/02/2015