Background and objective. The deuterium oxide (do) dilution method for measuring body composition was validated against the widely used skinfold (sf) measurement-based equation of durnin and womersley. The study involved 10 lactating women living in a rural community in nandi, kenya and participating in a cross-sectional study aimed at determining their iron and vitamin a status.methods. The selection criteria were exclusive breast-feeding, infants between 2 and 4 months of age, maternal parity undernutrition.
Ettyang, G. A., van Marken Lichtenbelt, W. D., Saris, W. H. M., & Westerterp, K. R. (2004). Assessment of body composition in lactating mothers in a rural African community using deuterium oxide dilution. The South African journal of clinical nutrition, 17, 10-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/16070658.2004.11734007