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Ethnic and gender differences in body fat in British schoolchildren as measured by DXA
  1. Nicholas J Shaw1,
  2. Nicola J Crabtree1,2,
  3. Mohammed S Kibirige3,
  4. John N Fordham4
  1. 1
    Department of Endocrinology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  3. 3
    Department of Paediatrics, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough, UK
  4. 4
    Department of Rheumatology, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough, UK
  1. Dr N J Shaw, Department of Endocrinology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK; nick.shaw{at}bch.nhs.uk

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  • Funding: This study was initially funded by a grant from the National Osteoporosis Society and subsequent funding was obtained from The Pulse Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charitable Funds.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Abbreviations:
    AC
    African-Caribbean
    BMI
    body mass index
    DXA
    dual-energy x ray absorptiometry
    IOTF
    International Obesity Task Force
    SA
    South Asian
    SDS
    standard deviation score
    W
    white
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Footnotes

  • Funding: This study was initially funded by a grant from the National Osteoporosis Society and subsequent funding was obtained from The Pulse Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charitable Funds.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Abbreviations:
    AC
    African-Caribbean
    BMI
    body mass index
    DXA
    dual-energy x ray absorptiometry
    IOTF
    International Obesity Task Force
    SA
    South Asian
    SDS
    standard deviation score
    W
    white

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