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Using Simple Measures to Estimate Body Fat Percentage in College Men

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Abstract:

Objective: To develop a prediction equation to estimate the body fat percentage of young men using simple measurements. Methods: Subjects were 150 males, age 18 to 26 years. Self-reported lifestyle variables and measured circumferences were used to predict body fat percentage, assessed using hydrostatic weighing. Results: The final model included 7 variables. The equation had a SEE of 2.66% and a PRESS SEE of 2.82%, and accounted for 80% of the variance in the criterion, body fat percentage. Conclusions: The regression equation developed in this study accurately estimates body fat percentage in young men by using simple, inexpensive measures.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.25.5.3

Affiliations: 1: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. 2: Masters Institute of Technology, El Dorado Hills, CA.

Publication date: September 1, 2001

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  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

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