skinfold thickness measurement

skinfold thickness measurement

A method of assessing the amount of fat under the skin by means of special calipers, sprung to exert a standard pressure and fitted with a scale. Skinfold thickness measurements may more accurately assess obesity than weighing.

skinfold thickness measurement,

n a noninvasive, quantitative technique for determining a person's body fat composition by measuring the width of the subcutaneous fat with calipers at various skinfold sites on the body, such as the triceps, suprailiac, biceps, and subscapular.
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Percent body fat can be measured using laboratory methods, which include hydrostatic weighing, near infrared reactance, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound assessment, computer tomography and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry or field methods such as skinfold thickness measurement, body girth measurement and bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA).
Also the relationships among percent body fat estimates from the body circumference measurement, skinfold thickness measurement and BIA in relation to the different body weight types (BMI) were separately sought.
Assessment of percent body fat content in young and middle aged men; skinfold thickness measurement versus body girth methods.
Body fat percentage at time of interview was measured using two methods: (1) foot-to-foot bioelectrical impedance (TANITA); and (2) four-site skinfold thickness measurements.
Most skinfold thickness measurements were not associated with RCC for either sex, whether treated as absolute or relative to the total of all four sites.