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Body Composition Estimations: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis & Waist-to-Hip Ratio

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Having too much body fat increases your risk of which of the following condition?

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1. Which of the following best describes body composition?

2. This is a method used to estimate a person's body fat percentage using a small electric current.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Obesity is an epidemic of large proportions and can be assessed not only by weight but also body composition. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how to determine body composition. You will be assessed on methods for calculating body composition and health consequences when it is abnormal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Medical conditions associated with obesity
  • Definition of body composition
  • Methods of body composition determination
  • A high waist-to-hip ratio
  • Excess adipose tissue surrounding the abdomen

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about body composition
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as BMI, BIA, waist-to-hip ratio and other methods of calculating body composition
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding risks of obesity

Additional Learning

To learn more about body composition analysis, review the accompanying lesson called Body Composition Estimations: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis & Waist-to-Hip Ratio. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify medical conditions caused or worsened by obesity
  • Explain bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)
  • Identify where subcutaneous fat is found
  • Define waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and explain its relationship to diseases
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