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A Study on Relationship between Lumbosacral Curvature and Neck-Waist Circumference on College Students in Seoul

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2013, 23(4), pp.169-176
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

양요찬 1 송은모 1 Kim Koh-Woon 1 Cho Jae-Heung ORD ID 1 Mi-Yeon Song 1

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ABSTRACT

Objectives To investigate correlation between anthropometric data (neck circumference(NC), waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), and body shape indexes) and radiologicalparameters of lumbosacrum. Methods The data of college students living in Seoul (n=24) were analyzed retrospectively. Anthropometric data of NC, WC, and BMI were measured. Lumbar spine X-ray filmwas taken to measure lumbar lordotic angle, Ferguson’s angle. To evaluate body shape ofparticipants, three indexes of neck-to-waist ratio (NWR), neck-to-height ratio (NHR), andwaist-to-height ratio (WHR) were used. Anthropometric data’s correlations with radiologicalparameters of lumbosacrum were investigated. Results Anthropometric data of NC, WC, and BMI had no significant correlation with radiologicalparameters of lumbosacrum. NWR had significant positive correlation with lumbarlordotic angle and Ferguson’s angle. NHR and WHR had no significant correlation withradiological parameters of lumbosacrum. Conclusions The results suggest that NWR-related fat distribution in neck has significantcorrelation with radiological parameters of lumbosacrum regardless of obesity.

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