Anthropometric Profile of a 116 Year-Old Man

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022013000200008
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Rubén Gajardo Burgos & Sergio Martínez Huenchullán

Summary

Despite the increased life expectancy in Chile, there is a lack of opportunities to characterize subjects over 100 years. In reference to these subjects there are no known anthropometric measurements. In this case report, we describe the anthropometric assessment of a 116 year-old man from the coastal zone of the Región de Los Ríos, Chile. For this, a full anthropometric profile, according to the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK), was performed. Body composition and Body Mass Index (BMI) was determined in this subject. The subject has a BMI of 22.16 kg/m2, highlighting the maintenance of a proper muscle mass (41.65%) in conjunction with low body fat (18.03%)

KEY WORD: Anthropometry; Aging; Elderly.

How to cite this article

GAJARDO, B. R. & MARTÍNEZ, H. S. Anthropometric profile of a 116 year-old man. Int. J. Morphol., 31(2):414-417, 2013.