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skin fold

, skinfold
A doubling of skin and its underlying adherent subcutaneous tissue. To assess a person's body fat, a skin fold is pinched at a standard site, and the thickness of the doubled skin is measured, using skin fold calipers; a body fat estimate is then calculated using a table or a computer program. There are 6-12 standard locations for measuring skin fold thickness, including over the triceps muscle along the back of the arm and just above the iliac crest of the hip.
See also: fold
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The condition is more prevalent in dogs with loose jowls, droolers and slobberers, and those with deeper lip and skin folds on their faces, like brachiocephalic dogs.
Skin fold thickness (SFT) was measured by a single trained doctor using Harpenden Caliper from carefully marked sites on triceps, biceps, and subscapular, chest, thigh, and abdomen and suprailiac areas on the non-dominant side.
The quantitative reading by the measurement of the skin fold thickness with Vernier Caliper is practiced by a minority of veterinarians, not always systematically applied.
(15) used hip circumference divided by height 1.5-18 as an index to measure %BF while skin fold method was used in the present study.
Among the female adolescents, having a hypertensive father was a risk factor for higher triceps skin fold levels.
Concern over the frequency of IM injections resulted in the recommendation to pinch up a skin fold into which the needle should be inserted.
Regarding nutritional parameters, Triceps Skin Fold Thickness, Subscapular Skin Fold Thickness, mid-arm circumference and serum albumin were also statistically low in CRP positive patients although serum cholesterol levels did not differ significantly in our study.
In addition, there was a strange skin fold on his neck.
* While the 4 mm needle may be administered at 90 degrees for many children without the aid of a skin fold, thinner children may still need to inject using the skin-fold technique.
The researchers looked at two definitions of obese, the traditional body mass index which is a calculation of weight divided by height squared, and body fat percentage measured using the highly accurate water displacement method and skin fold callipers.
Girls with both conditions had a mean suprailiac skin fold thickness of 29.6 mm; girls with PCOS alone had a mean thickness of 15.4 mm.