anthropometric measurements

anthropometric measurements (anˈ·thrō·p·meˑ·trik meˑ·zhr·mnts), a set of noninvasive, quantitative techniques for determining an individual's body fat composition by measuring, recording, and analyzing specific dimensions of the body, such as height and weight; skin-fold thickness; and bodily circumference at the waist, hip, and chest.
Anthropometric measurements.
TestGenderNormal valuesValues showing malnutrition
Triceps skinfold (TSF)Male11–12.5 mm7.5–11 mm
Female15–16.5 mm10–15 mm
Mid upper arm circumference (MUAC)Male26–29 cm20–26 cm
Female26–28.5 cm20–26 cm
Arm muscle circumference (AMC)Male23–25 cm16–23 cm
Female20–23 cm14–20 cm
AMC = MUAC – 0.314 = TSF
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