超音波皮脂厚計測による妊産婦の肥満度についての検討 [in Japanese] A study on the controlling of obesity for the pregnant women by measuring the subcutaneous fat thickness with ultrasonic method [in Japanese]
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The body weight of the pregnant women is generally eight to thirteen kgs larger than that of the non-pregnant, because of conceiving the foetus and additives, as well as the accumulation of fat. To prevent the incidence of pregnant toxicosis and the obstacle to delivery, the control of fat accumulation on the body is needed for the pregnant women. In this study, We measured the subcutaneous fat thickness at five different positions of the body by means of the ultrasonic method, On the early stage of the pregnancy, the correlation coefficient between kaup and the thickness at the position just under the blade bone was 0.62, and 0.60 at the position behind the brachial bone. But with the lapse of time, the subcutaneous fat thickness increased, whereas the correlation of that to kaup decreased, On the later stage of the pregnancy, the mean value of subcutaneous fat thickness every position of the body corresponded to 24 to 26 of kaup, and on the puerperal period 20 to 24. The larger value than the mean is thought to indicate too much corpulence. The abdominal part and the thigh tended to be the most corpulent. From these results it is considered to be useful for the healthcare of pregnant women to check the Kaup according to the changes of the body weight, and also the obesity by measuring the subcutaneous fat thickness.