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BIA

Abbr. for the Brick Industry Association, Reston, VA 201191-1525; formerly the Brick Institute of America.
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BMI: Body mass index, FM: Fat mass, BIA: Bioelectric impedance analysis, DXA: Dual X-ray absorptiometry, FFM: Fat free mass Table 3: Body composition parameters of LPA and HPA based on physical activity Parameters LPA n=17 HPA n=13 Weight (Kg) 69.9[+ or -]10.8 79.5[+ or -]23.8 BMI (Kg/[m.sup.2]) 23.7[+ or -]3.5 26.4[+ or -]7.0 TEE (Kcal/d) 2481[+ or -]442 3442[+ or -]1046 (***) BMR (Kcal) 1658[+ or -]156 1762[+ or -]460 (**) PAL 1.49[+ or -]0.2 1.84[+ or -]0.5 (***) FM (Kg) BIA 15.2[+ or -]5.9 21.8[+ or -]8.0 (**) DXA 15.4[+ or -]7.7 22.2[+ or -]9.1 (*) FM % BIA 21.2[+ or -]5.1 25.0[+ or -]6.7 (**) DXA 22.2[+ or -]8.1 26.9[+ or -]8.9 FFM (Kg) BIA 54.5[+ or -]5.7 (##) 58.5[+ or -]15.5 (#**) DXA 51.5[+ or -]5.3 54.4[+ or -]15.9 (*) Values are represented as mean[+ or -]SD.
Bioelectric Impedance analysis is a method that is used to determine body composition.
Although the main goal of clinical doctors and practitioners is to apply the fastest and easiest methods such as bioelectric impedance analysis, most of the studies emphasize its uncertainties and recommend the mandatory control of measurement condition in order to improve the accuracy of results.
The multiple electrophysiological parameters consisted of electroencephalographic (EEG), photoplethysmographic (PPG), heart rate and heart rate variability values, derived from electrocardiographic (ECG), skin bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) and skin temperature (surface) measurements.