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Body Mass Index, waist to hip ratio, and percentage of body fat of the Chemical war survivors in Razavi Khorasan
A.A. Hashemi javaheri *1, M. Saberi, N. Mohamad rahimi, M. Khodaei
1- , hashemi07@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Increased fat in the body of one of the most common risk factors for major diseases and nutritional problems importantly, as an independent factor increasing the risk of mortality. Body mass index (BMI), percentage of body fat (% PBF) and waist to hip ratio (WHR) is also a tool for indicating weight status in adults as a simple indicator of body fat or obesity is used in public .Today, lack of exercise can cause many diseases in which people have been injured in the Chemical ventures the fear of respiratory problems and diseases associated with physical activity, less likely that this increase is associated with obesity.

Purpose: Given the special circumstances of chemical ventures , this study aimed to evaluate body mass index (BMI), percent body fat(% PBF) and the waist to the waist to hip ratio WHR) Chemical ventures of Razav i Khorasan , and the current state of health of the afrd about be investigated .

Methods & Materials: This cross sectional study - were descriptive. Therefore, the 88 Chemical ventures of Razav i Khorasan with an average age of 28.8 ± 45.48 years, a group of veterans who were considered severe, were studied. About the composition of body weight, fat percentage , body mass index and waist- hip ratio , the subjects were assessed using the body composition (Body composition) analysis and output data were presented in specific forms of this device, using spss software was analyzed.

Results: Mean body mass index, fat percentage and waist to hip ratio in all subjects, respectively, 4.10 ± 25.5, 7.1 ± 28.2, 5.14 ± 0.922 Moreover, body mass index, fat percentage and waist to hip ratio Thus, in 9 cases (10.2%), 0 (0%), 7 (7.95%) below normal in 29 patients (32.9%), 6 (2.38%), 35 (39.77%) in normal and 50 (56.8%), 82 (97.61%), 46 (52.27%) were in the very obese.

Conclusion: This study showed high rates of obesity in veterans of the importance of these complications seem to excessive weight gain the adjusted body mass index , waist- hip ratio and percent body fat in certain groups should be considered department of Physical Education in the Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans of the physical activity and sports programs and special programs is recommended .

Keywords: Key words: Chemical ventures, Body Mass Index, percentage of body fat, waist to hip ratio
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Rehabilitation of Veterans or Handicapped
Received: 2011/08/7 | Accepted: 2012/01/1 | Published: 2014/06/23
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Hashemi javaheri A, Saberi M, Mohamad rahimi N, Khodaei M. Body Mass Index, waist to hip ratio, and percentage of body fat of the Chemical war survivors in Razavi Khorasan. Iran J War Public Health. 2012; 4 (2) :34-40
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