skinfold thickness


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skinfold thickness

Etymology: AS, scinn + fealden + thicce
a measure of the amount of subcutaneous fat, obtained by inserting a fold of skin into the jaws of a caliper. The skinfolds are usually measured on the upper arm, thigh, or upper abdomen, and the caliper measurements are later compared with precalibrated standard tables to assess an individual's body fat content indirectly.

skinfold thickness

An anthropometric measurement used to evaluate nutritional status by estimating the amount of subcutaneous fat. Calibrated calipers are used to measure the thickness of a fold of skin at defined body sites that include upper arm or triceps, subscapular region, and upper abdomen.

skinfold thickness

measurement of subcutaneous skinfold thickness as a technique for the determination of body fat. A fold of skin and subcutaneous fat is grasped between the thumb and forefinger and pulled away from the underlying muscle. The thickness of this double layer is then read, using a caliper. The five sites most frequently measured are the upper arm, below the scapula, above the hip bone, the abdomen and the thigh. The values are used in an equation that estimates body fat. See also anthropometry, body composition.
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14 These formulae require skinfold thickness measured at multiple sites, to account for the differences in the distribution of bilateral fat at different areas of the body.
Skinfold thickness measurement provides a good estimate of body fat mass in people with normal weight and normal distribution of fat mass, because it reflects the subcutaneous adipose tissue.
There was also no significant relationship between dietary salt intake (g/day and excretion sodium) and DP (habits, meals and sweets and cheese) with %BF estimated by subscapular and tricipital skinfold thickness (14,16).
Last, we fitted linear regression models with generalized estimating equations (GEEs) for repeated outcome measures to examine longitudinal relationships of PFAS concentrations with BMI, hip and waist circumference, and skinfold thickness across childhood.
From Figure 1, it is evident that there is considerable lack of agreement between the skinfold thickness as determined by the two methods for all skinfold sites as well as the sum of skinfold sites.
In conclusion, it was found that obese children had higher hsCRP levels and blood cell counts than normal-weight children, and that hsCRP levels were associated with greater body circumferences and skinfold thickness, and a moderate relationship with leukocyte and platelet counts.
Length: Hospitalization Time; BMI: Body Mass Index; AC: arm circumference; AMC: arm muscle circumference; TST: triceps skinfold thickness.
Comparison of maximum aerobic power, maximum anaerobic power, and skinfold thickness of elite and nonelite junior wrestlers.
34 Additionally skinfold thickness determines nutritional status and assesses disorders and/or diseases related to malnutrition and obesity.
Validation of skinfold thickness and hand-hand impedance measurements for estimation of body fat percentage among Singaporean Chinese, Malay and Indian subjects.
The values for mean biceps skinfold thickness were significantly higher for participants consuming low, moderate and extreme levels of ethanol compared to those with high ethanol intake.
2007) used multivariable regression to identify that mothers with greater gestational weight gain had three year old children with more adiposity when measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) and skinfold thickness.